EXCLUSIVE: Tom Hiddleston Cast as Pinhead in HELLRAISER Reboot{0}

Tom Hiddleston has been cast as Cenobite ‘Pinhead’ in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser remake, due to go before the cameras later this year. “I think the phrase is ‘reboot'”, Barker told Entertainment Weekly in November last year, “although I’ve never really understood what that meant.”

Hellraiser fans have been on pins since the reboot was announced, wondering whether original Pinhead Doug Bradley would return as old pincushion-face, but Hellraiser rights holder The Weinstein Company is understandably keen to get some younger, fresher talent into the new film. The casting of Hiddleston, best known to millennials as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a coup for the rebooted franchise, and will no doubt lead to speculation as to who might fill the patent leather boots of the other Cenobites, including ‘Butterball’, ‘Chatterer’ and the one condescendingly known as ‘Female Cenobite’.

Below: A (very poor) artist’s impression of what Tom Hiddleston might look like as Pinhead