The Hellraiser reboot has been rated R: here are the reasons why the anticipated horror film will be off-limits to minors.
The new film by Hellraiser it was officially classified R by the Motion Picture Association for “strong horror violence and gore, foul language throughout the film, some sexual content and short nudity”. This means that the Hellraiser reboot will be forbidden to minors under the age of 18.
As we know, Hellraiser represents a remake of the 1987 horror film of the same name directed by Clive Barker, involved in the project as a producer. The story stars the Cenobites, demons who appeared for the first time in the short novel Slaves of Hell, written by the same director of the original film. We are talking about beings who love to spend eternity torturing people. The production of Hulu, directed by David Bruckner, aims to bring a new audience to the franchise, without forgetting the current one: in the film there will also be Pinhead – a choice that fans will appreciate -, a creature characterized by nails driven all over the head. , including the face.
David Bruckner will direct the Hellraiser reboot, based on a script by Luke Piotrowski and Ben Collins, who previously collaborated with the director on the horror film The Night House. The cast of the film includes Goran Visnjic, Hiam Abbass, Selina Lo, Brandon Flynn, Adam Faison and Jamie Clayton as the new Pinhead.
The new film isn’t the only project in the franchise in the works: HBO is developing a TV series that should see Halloween Ends director David Gordon Green direct the pilot episode. The latter will also direct other episodes of the series, while Michael Dougherty and Mark Verheiden will handle the scripts and Clive Barker will executive produce.
Hellraiser’s new film is expected to hit US theaters by the end of 2022, coinciding with the Halloween party.