Former “La Femme Nikita” starlet Peta Wilson has been cast in Dimension Films’ Hellraiser: Revelations, the ninth entry in the studio’s popular straight-to-DVD franchise. The 39-year-old stunner will play the mother of a boy who conjures up Pinhead and his Cenobites with the help from an untrustworthy friend.
Hellraiser: Revelations is set to shoot in Los Angeles in September. Wilson, who last starred in Syfy’s creature-feature Malibu Shark Attack, is the first actor attached to the project, but a casting call for the following roles is in play:
PSEUDO-PIN HEAD Tall and very thin, deathly pale, in his early 20s. Should be comfortable in full body makeup (head covering, etc.), and tight fitted black leather clothing. This pseudo pinhead is such a devoted servant of Pinhead, he mimics his appearance as closely as possible, and revels in the pain that leads to his pleasure. Stunt background / experience a plus.
FEMALE CENOBITE Tall and thin, this actor should have training in contemporary dance / ballet / mime / as well as be able to work within an environment of sensory deprivation (vision will be impaired within this character’s mask). The actor cannot be claustrophobic in any way, as this character wears full body makeup, wears a mask that covers her entire head and face throughout the film. This character can only communicate though body language and movement. She is a haunting presence in the film and conveys all emotion through her body movement. This female cenobite is also a devoted slave to Pinhead.
MALE CENOBITE Male 20-30s, British accent, Caucasian, very pale, tall and thin, the actor should be comfortable in full body makeup along with special effects contact lenses, face and head special effect makeup. Stunt background / experience a plus.
STEVEN 20, son of Ross and Sarah. He is a seeker, a true misanthrope. After he graduated high school, he went on a backpacking trip with his friend Nico through Mexico, where he was presented with a choice to “experience a reality beyond current existence” and the puzzle box is presented and Pinhead becomes his master.
NICO 20, Steven’s best friend and travelling partner. Once Nico realizes that the commitment to Pinhead is FOREVER, he attempts a daring switch plan to release himself from the puzzlebox.
EMMA 18, daughter of Ross and Sarah. She is lovely and inquisitive and on the verge of her own womanhood.
DR. ROSS CRAVEN Early 40s, handsome, a family man. His son disappeared two years ago and it has been a hard road back to family stability. He is a good man that has fought hard to keep his family together.
ENGINEER Male with dark olive skin, cloudy eyes. He is creepy looking, a man that has lived on the streets for years. The Engineer is a man of mysterious origins, and it is this man that draws the curious souls into Pinhead’s reality.
Hellraiser: Revelations is directed by Victor Garcia from a script by special effects guru Gary J. Tunnicliffe. Garcia’s creds include the upcoming sequel to Alexandre Aja’s Mirrors and Return to House on Haunted Hill.
The original Hellraiser film is the only one in the franchise directed by creator Clive Barker (it was based on his novella “The Hellbound Heart”). The 57-year-old British author regrettably sold the rights to the Hellraiser universe before the first film hit theaters in 1987.