I, Dr. Morbid, recently posted that Clive Barker said via Facebook that he will indeed write the reboot of Hellraiser and that he intends Doug Bradley to return as Pinhead. But it seems as if the Doug Bradley news might have been a little pre-mature.
This is what Bradley’s Facebook page had to say about his return as Pinhead: “Hi everyone! Just arrived in Orlando for Spooky Empire, to be greeted by the news via FearNet and Clive Barker’s 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.”
I met Doug Bradley at the Rock N’ Shock horror convention several years ago, when I asked him about the chance of a remake he seemed very against it saying that the original still stands up to the test of time. Hopefully the inclusion of Clive Barker creatively will convince Bradley to return to the role he made famous, either that or the movie will suck… almost as much as Robert Englund not playing Freddy, and he was replaced by an Oscar nominee.
Imagine Patrick Stewart in the role of Pinhead, now that’s scary!