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CAST THIS: Pinhead

10.22.2010

Yes, it's been awhile since we've done a cast this column, because frankly, there hasn't been a lot of options to choose from. But we're back with a new one today as a classic franchise is being rebooted. Yeah, yeah, what else is new?

That's right, it's HELLRAISER and with recent news that the series is taking a turn toward being aimed at teens (with a PG-13 rating), chances are we're probably going to see a reworking of Pinhead. Perhaps even without all the pins in his head. The MPAA surely disapproves.

So yes, it's true, actor Douglas Bradley has played the character in all eight HELLRAISER films, making him only the third horror icon aside from Tobin Bell and Robert Englund to play the same killer in over six films. But this is a reboot, and not another sequel, so I think even he may be out.

Feel free to vote for him if you think he's the right man for the job, but I wouldn't be surprised if Dimension tries to cast a recognizable to name to terrorize Amber Heard who is rumored to be starring.

Qualifications? A lot of makeup will be used sure, but Pinhead is smart and articulate, unlike many horror villains, and above all creepy. I'm sure there are some good selections out there if Bradley really is getting kicked to the curb.

Last Time: FANTASTIC FOUR

A long while ago, we sat down to cast the FANTASTIC FOUR reboot, as reboots are the bread and butter of this column. Who were your guys' picks for the four titular roles? Not a lot of consensus, so I pulled out what I could:

1. Reed Richards - Billy Crudup 2. Sue Storm - Elizabeth Banks 3. Johnny Storm - Ryan Kwanten 4. Ben Grimm (voice) - Adam Baldwin

 

Elizabeth Banks as Sue Storm was the only universally approved suggestion, as the others were very hard to agree on. Guess that happens when you're casting four roles instead of one. But if this was the selection right here, I'd be totally fine with it. I've especially been wanting to see Ryan Kwanten break into a big film for a while now.

Alright, so how about Pinhead?

Extra Tidbit: The MPAA: "He can have no more than 20 pins in his face, 21 and you're rated R."
Source: JoBlo.com
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12:12AM on 10/28/2010
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2:57PM on 10/25/2010
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10:34PM on 10/24/2010
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8:12AM on 10/24/2010
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10:25PM on 10/23/2010
At first I was like, "Who the fuck was Doug Jones again" (cause I suck with names). After a quick look on Google. I am now TOTALLY saying, "Doug Jones. FUCK YEAH!"
At first I was like, "Who the fuck was Doug Jones again" (cause I suck with names). After a quick look on Google. I am now TOTALLY saying, "Doug Jones. FUCK YEAH!"
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6:35PM on 10/23/2010
When I saw you'd done a Cast This on Pinhead, I instantly thought of Doug Jones, so I'm pleased so many other people have too.
When I saw you'd done a Cast This on Pinhead, I instantly thought of Doug Jones, so I'm pleased so many other people have too.
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5:10PM on 10/23/2010
I actually really like the Doug Jones suggestion.
I actually really like the Doug Jones suggestion.
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4:54PM on 10/23/2010
First off -the FF picks aren't bad minus the "1." that's a horrible pick for Reed Richards. "Pinhead" = Billy Zane. U need a virtual no name of course,no major actor would ever do it,Zane is about right at this point.
First off -the FF picks aren't bad minus the "1." that's a horrible pick for Reed Richards. "Pinhead" = Billy Zane. U need a virtual no name of course,no major actor would ever do it,Zane is about right at this point.
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4:05PM on 10/23/2010
Bill Nighy for Pinhead
Bill Nighy for Pinhead
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2:27PM on 10/23/2010
Doug Jones needs to be Pinhead. But if he is offered the part and turns it down I wouldn't blame him because this idea is the biggest slap not only in his face, but also in the faces of all the loyal Hellraiser fans.
Doug Jones needs to be Pinhead. But if he is offered the part and turns it down I wouldn't blame him because this idea is the biggest slap not only in his face, but also in the faces of all the loyal Hellraiser fans.
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2:15PM on 10/23/2010

Doug jones

I'm glad to see I'm on the same page as som of you shmoes.
I'm glad to see I'm on the same page as som of you shmoes.
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11:46AM on 10/23/2010
Christoph Waltz, for sure.
Christoph Waltz, for sure.
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3:18AM on 10/23/2010

doug jones

agree with the doug jones choice.
i think this things gonna suck and i would probably skip it but jones would make it worth a rental just to see how amazing hed be. hed make an awesome pinhead.
agree with the doug jones choice.
i think this things gonna suck and i would probably skip it but jones would make it worth a rental just to see how amazing hed be. hed make an awesome pinhead.
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2:39AM on 10/23/2010

Michael Wincott

I haven't seen him in anything for awhile and I always thought he played a great villain.
I haven't seen him in anything for awhile and I always thought he played a great villain.
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2:00AM on 10/23/2010
Ray Park?
(That was Darth Maul, yo.)
Ray Park?
(That was Darth Maul, yo.)
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10:55PM on 10/22/2010
Edward James Almos. Oh shit, you said pinhead, not scarface. My bad.
Edward James Almos. Oh shit, you said pinhead, not scarface. My bad.
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10:16PM on 10/22/2010

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

nuffff said.
nuffff said.
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10:16PM on 10/22/2010

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

nuffff said.
nuffff said.
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10:03PM on 10/22/2010
Jason Isaacs as Pinhead.
Jason Isaacs as Pinhead.
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9:36PM on 10/22/2010
CGI

Call it the gollum approach. Instead of having some recognized actor who doesnt look the part have a virtual unknown then have the voice altered in such a way the the voice is unrecognizeable. From that point on pinhead can do anything limited only by the power of cgi and the creativity of the writers.
CGI

Call it the gollum approach. Instead of having some recognized actor who doesnt look the part have a virtual unknown then have the voice altered in such a way the the voice is unrecognizeable. From that point on pinhead can do anything limited only by the power of cgi and the creativity of the writers.
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8:55PM on 10/22/2010
hugo weaving
hugo weaving
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6:19PM on 10/22/2010

Zac Efron

with the Jonas Brothers as cenobites (with their heads all fucking open and flesh peeled back)
with the Jonas Brothers as cenobites (with their heads all fucking open and flesh peeled back)
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6:00PM on 10/22/2010
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5:49PM on 10/22/2010
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5:21PM on 10/22/2010
R Pattz yo!
R Pattz yo!
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4:23PM on 10/22/2010

Doug Bradley

They should really just wait until Mr. Bradley and Clive Barker are dead to do this. It's going to be as bad or worse than the new Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm St. no matter what they do.
They should really just wait until Mr. Bradley and Clive Barker are dead to do this. It's going to be as bad or worse than the new Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm St. no matter what they do.
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4:19PM on 10/22/2010

ozb

laurence fishburne?
laurence fishburne?
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3:02PM on 10/22/2010
Easily Hugo Weaving.
Easily Hugo Weaving.
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2:54PM on 10/22/2010

Hugo Weaving

Would be great to see him in Doug Bradley's role as Pinhead although to be honest, as the poster below states, Doug was the only great thing about the latter of the Hellraiser movies...
Would be great to see him in Doug Bradley's role as Pinhead although to be honest, as the poster below states, Doug was the only great thing about the latter of the Hellraiser movies...
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1:44PM on 10/22/2010
mel gibson. or jaden smith
mel gibson. or jaden smith
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1:30PM on 10/22/2010
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1:19PM on 10/22/2010
Hmm...who to cast as Pinhead, who to cast...who to fucking cast....

Oh I don't know? Doug Bradley, for fucks sake? The DVD sequels may be shit but he's always been the one and only shining light and absolute perfect Pinhead.
Hmm...who to cast as Pinhead, who to cast...who to fucking cast....

Oh I don't know? Doug Bradley, for fucks sake? The DVD sequels may be shit but he's always been the one and only shining light and absolute perfect Pinhead.
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1:02PM on 10/22/2010
michael rosenbaum or hugo weaving.
michael rosenbaum or hugo weaving.
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12:17PM on 10/22/2010

Jack Black

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12:14PM on 10/22/2010

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Michael Rosenbaum would be a good choice.
Michael Rosenbaum would be a good choice.
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12:06PM on 10/22/2010

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Michael Rosenbaum would be a good choice.
Michael Rosenbaum would be a good choice.
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12:05PM on 10/22/2010
Doug Jones is perfect for Pinhead.
Doug Jones is perfect for Pinhead.
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11:55AM on 10/22/2010
Or Michael C. Hall.
Or Michael C. Hall.
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11:53AM on 10/22/2010

lol

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