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Hellraiser: Jamie Clayton Cast As Pinhead

The Hellraiser reboot has found its Pinhead with transgender actress Jamie Clayton who is known for The Wachowski’s Sense8, and it’s also confirmed the flick will be released on Hulu.  Clayton confirmed the news on Instagram with an image of herself holding the enigmatic puzzle box. “Demons to some. Angels to others. #Hellraiser,” she posted. Doug Bradley …

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‘Predator’ 5 Likely Skipping Theaters For Hulu Release

It appears as if the new Predator 5 movie in development at Disney/Fox will be skipping theaters and will get a streaming release on Hulu. The info was made known in a court case involving the screenwriters attempting to regain the Predator rights as a lawyer stated Predator 5, which apparently is titled “Skulls,” will …

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Hellraiser Series In Development At HBO

Pinhead and the Cenobites are coming to HBO in a new Hellraiser series from the director of Halloween, David Gordon Green. The series is said to not be a reboot or a remake but will assume the past mythology to be a given. According to Deadline: “The centerpiece remains Pinhead, the pin cushion-headed merciless leader …

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Batman and Superman Writer Rebooting Hellraiser

David S. Goyer, known for writing a plethora of movies and TV shows including Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies and Zack Snyder’s Superman Man of Steel, is now rebooting Hellraiser. Goyer, who is also no stranger to horror having been behind the Blade trilogy, has been announced by Spyglass Media Group to fast track a re-imagination …

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Hellraiser: Judgement Trailer

Watch the new trailer for Hellraiser: Judgement! Hellraiser: Judgment has a Blu-ray and home video release on February 13th directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe and starring Paul T. Taylor as Pinhead, with Nightmare On Elm Street‘s Heather Langenkamp (Nancy) also making an appearance. Detectives Sean (Damon Carney) and David Carter (Randy Wayne) are on the case to find a gruesome serial …

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First Look At New Pinhead For Hellraiser: Judgement

Following the controversy that Doug Bradley will not be returning to the role he made famous, Dimension Films has released a poster of the new Pinhead for Hellraiser: Judgement, played by Paul T. Taylor (Sin City, Super).

Hellraiser: Judgement has a 2017 release directed and written by Gary J. Tunnicliffe also starring Nightmare On Elm Street‘s Heather Langenkamp; Damon Carney, Randy Wayne, Alexandra Harris, John Gulagher, Mike Jay Regan, Diane Goldner, Andi Powers, Jeff Fenter, Helena Grace Donald, and Grace Montie.

Synopsis:

Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world. Could the Judgment awaiting the killer’s victims also be waiting for Sean?   

(via Bloody Disgusting)

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Doug Bradley Says Pinhead Hellraiser Return Is Just Rumors

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Yesterday saw Clive Barker announce the news of a Hellraiser remake with mention he intends on bringing back Doug Bradley to play Pinhead.

Seems Doug Bradley has yet to be told anything about the new Hellraiser remake as he took to his Facebook page to address the situation stating as for now it’s just a rumor.

From Doug:
“Hi everyone! Just arrived in Orlando for Spooky Empire, to be greeted by the news via FearNet and Clive Barkers Facebook that he is writing a new Hellraiser script and intends that I should play Pinhead again. This is intriguing news, about which I know absolutely nothing. No one has contacted or spoken to me about returning. So until you hear from me to the contrary, assume that all rumors about me returning as Pinhead are only rumors. 
Peace & Pain.”
-Doug

Previously, Barker said, “There could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley.” More than likely, Barker probably jumped the gun a little bit before official talks began.

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Clive Barker Announces Hellraiser Remake With Doug Bradley As Pinhead

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Just in time for Halloween, Clive Barker lets it be known that a remake for the 1987 cult horror classic, Hellraiser, is underway and will see Doug Bradley return as Pinhead.

Clive Barker posted the news on his Facebook page with mention it will be an even darker and richer film than the original, and that it will not incorporate a lot of digital CGI effects as the legendary horror creator wants to remain true to practical make-up effects.

Barker will be writing the script for the new Hellraiser, which he is excited to get started on once everything is signed. Barker has actually touched Hellraiser only three times: once with the origin novel, the 1987 movie and the recent BOOM! Studios comic book series.

Hellraiser debuted in 1987 based on Barker’s own novella, The Hellbound Heart, introducing audiences to the infamous puzzle box, the Cenobites and most notably Pinhead, their leader.

There have been numerous sequels and reboots for Hellraiser, with the last coming in 2012 in which Barker stated he had nothing to do with that.

“Hello, my friends. I want to put on record that the flic out there using the word Hellraiser IS NO FUCKIN’ CHILD OF MINE!” Barker said of Hellraiser: Revelations. “I have NOTHING to do with the fuckin’ thing. If they claim its from the mind of Clive Barker, it’s a lie. It’s not even from my butt-hole.”

Good to see that Hellraiser and Pinhead have finally come home.

Here is what Clive Barker offered on the new Hellraiser:

HOT FROM HELL! My friends,I have some news which may be of interest to you. A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures,in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first HELLRAISER film. The idea of my coming back to the original film and telling the story with a fresh intensity-honoring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film-was attractive to Dimension. Today I have officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch.What can I tell you about it?Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first HELLRAISER. Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley,and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed. So once the papers are signed , I will open a Lemarchand Configuration,dip my quill in its contents and start writing . I promise that there will be nowhere on the Internet where the news of my progress will be more reliable than here ,because the only author of these reports will be Your Infernal Corespondent ,me. My very best wishes to you 
all,my friends. 
Clive.

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BOOM! Studios Unleashes Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Annual On Halloween

Press Release

BOOM! STUDIOS
UNLEASHES ‘HELLRAISER ANNUAL’
ON HALLOWEEN!
    

 
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October 16th, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Just in time for the scariest day of the year, BOOM! Studios is thrilled to release HELLRAISER 2013 ANNUAL #1, featuring stories by HELLRAISER creator Clive Barker with newcomer Ben Meares and HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH co-writer Brandon Seifert. Artists Jesús Hérvás (HELLRAISER) and Janusz Ordon (HELLRAISER) provide the interior artwork, while menton3 (The Memory Collectors) provides the chilling cover, featuring the three characters who have carried the mantle of Pinhead: Elliott Spencer, Kirsty Cotton, and Harry D’Amour.

WHY WE LOVE IT:  A big part of what makes HELLRAISER a horror classic is its expansive world and deep mythology, and annuals give us an opportunity to dive deeper!

WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: Brandon Seifert created and writes one of our favorite horror procedurals, WITCH DOCTOR, and truly understands what makes the Cenobites tick.  

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: In this extra-large special issue, Clive Barker, Brandon Seifert, and Ben Meares go even deeper into the mysteries of Leviathan and the war between Hells. This issue is a key piece of the HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH saga, and the effects of these stories will play out in upcoming issues.

HELLRAISER 2013 ANNUAL #1 will arrive in stores on October 30th and carries a retail price of $4.99 under Diamond order code AUG131135. It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, and other many great titles.

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COVER SHOOT: The Top Five Comic Covers For 9/25/13

COVER SHOOT

By: Chris “DOC” Bushley

 

This weekly feature will take a look at THE most visually compelling comic book covers on the market today. Whether they be rare variant editions or just your standard fare, these are the top 5 covers that stand out amidst the bevy of books released each week. They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words”  but these covers are worth more than that! No matter the storylines behind them, these covers compel you to at least check them out, which can be worth exponentially more than just words to the companies that publish them! Enjoy!

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1.  Artifacts #31 (Image):  A stunning cosmic cover that exudes beauty, power and awesomeness! Stjephan Sejic is a true master of blending comic book concepts with high-res digital art to form perfect covers that astound the eye. This cover is so pristine that you can almost feel her fury crackle off the page!

 

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2.  Avengers Assemble #19 (Marvel):  Jorge Molina is no stranger to drawing the female for but this cover transcends all his pervious attempts! A culmination of pencil, paint and great graphic design, this cover tells the story in a single image and yet, forces the eye to go beyond the central image and take in the gorgeous detail of the astounding background. Amazing stuff to behold!

 

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3.  Hellraiser: Dark Watch Vol. 1 TPB – Variant Edition- (BOOM! Studios):  Not to be outdone by his color savvy competitors, Tom Garcia creates a beautifully eerie cover that is truly a work of art. The precise pencil lines make this cover pop off the page but it is the subtle blending of shadow and background images that make it so wonderful. It is an image that is both rich and haunting and is sure to be a stand out amongst it’s brethren.  

 

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4.  Ame-Comi Girls Vol.1 (DC):  Amanda Conner has a special place in the heart of the CBN offices and covers like this one is the reason why! Bleached background, graphic design and a simple layout image, combine to make a cover that is unlike anything else you will find on the shelves this week. Some may say that it too plain, too simplistic but anyone can plainly see that it is simply fantastic!

 

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5.  Guardians of the Galaxy #6 (Marvel): Say what you want about the writing, but this cover art will blow you away! Sara Pichelli gives us a classic comic cover layout with perfect lines and a color palette that dazzles the eyes. Strong and imposing, Sara’s Angela image is pitch perfect and I couldn’t ask for anything more. Well, maybe a story that is on caliber with this poster worthy, but that’s about it!

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Boom! Studios Announced Hellraiser: The Dark Watch

Press Release

BOOM! STUDIOS RELAUNCHES
HELLRAISER 
WITH NEW ONGOING “THE DARK WATCH”

 

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November 29, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – This February, BOOM! Studios will relaunch the HELLRAISER franchise with HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH, an all-new ongoing monthly series. The relaunch of this incredibly popular series will be co-written by creator Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert (WITCH DOCTOR, HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW) and illustrated by newcomer Tom Garcia (HELLRAISER).

NEW ONGOING SERIES! THE NEW ERA OF HELLRAISER BEGINS! As promised, Clive Barker did not only return to the Hellraiser universe, he re-imagined it! Nothing is as simple as it seems – the old ways have been destroyed and a dangerous new world lies in its wake. Where are Elliott Spencer and Kirsty Cotton? Who will rule and who will serve? Rising star Brandon Seifert joins forces with the legendary Clive Barker, with art by Tom Garcia, to begin this amazing new chapter in the history of one of horror’s greatest franchises.

“I grew up with Hellraiser and Clive’s novels — so it’s a huge, surreal honor to be collaborating with him on The Dark Watch! Under Clive’s direction, the Hellraiser ongoing series has gone in some radically different directions over the last two years. I’m really excited for what’s next — and even more excited that I get to be involved!,” said Brandon Seifert.

HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH #1 ships in February with main covers by Tim Bradstreet  (28 DAYS LATER, STAR TREK) and Nick Percival (HELLRAISER, 2000 AD) as well as incentive covers by Frazer Irving (HIGHER EARTH, BATMAN INCORPORATED) and Bradstreet. The first issue is a 32 page, full color issue that retails for $3.99 and is available for order under Diamond Code DEC120913.

About BOOM! Studios

Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s HYPERNATURALS, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, and Sam Humphreys’ HIGHER EARTH. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME, and 20th Century Fox’ ICE AGE. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, and just released SPACE DUCKS, the first comic book from indie musician legend Daniel Johnston.

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Hellraiser Dark Watch Announced By Boom! Studios; Pinheads Meet In Hell

Boom! Studios sent over the following teaser image with the file named “Hellraiser Dark Watch,” seemingly revealing a new series or arc where the original Pinhead will meet up with the new female Pinhead — in hell. [[wysiwyg_imageupload:4006:]]

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