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Clive Barker Wants to do a Trans Remake of “The Mummy”

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The initial remake of Universal Pictures’ 1932 film The Mummy could have had a transgender lead character if gay horror writer and director Clive Barker had got his way. Barker, best known for being the brilliant writer behind Hellraiser and Candyman, has revealed that he and filmmaker Mick Garris pitched the idea of Universal way back in 1989, but the idea was rejected outright. Speaking together on Garris’ podcast Post Mortem, the pair reminisced about their desire to incorporate a trans lead into their initial remake, suggesting that the idea could still happen today. Full Story from Pink News

Hulu “Hellraiser” Remake to Star Trans Actor Jamie Clayton

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Trans actor Jamie Clayton has been cast as Pinhead in an upcoming remake of the very camp, very queer horror classic Hellraiser – and fans are overjoyed. Hellraiser quickly became a cult horror classic when it was released in 1987. The film revolves around Pinhead, the leader of a group of sado-masochistic beings who are unable to differentiate between pain and pleasure. Now, Hellraiser is getting the reboot treatment. The new version of the film will debut on Hulu and will see Sense8 star Jamie Clayton taking on the legendary role of Pinhead. Full Story from Pink News

VIDEO GAMES: Pioneering LGBTQ+ game “The Last of Us” May Get a Remake

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Could a remake of The Last of Us be on the way? Or a new Uncharted game? According to a new report in Bloomberg, both could be on the cards. The report focuses on Sony’s Visual Arts Service group, an internal team who assist other Sony studios with their projects. A number of developers from the group decided they wanted to create a new independent development unit with the intention of developing Sony’s most successful franchises. Their first project? A remake of The Last of Us for the PlayStation 5, Naughty Dog’s 2013 game that’s become their most widely acclaimed … Read more

FIILM: Icelandic Gay Horror Film ‘Rift’ to Get U.S. Remake

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Orion Pictures reports that it has acquired the critically acclaimed Icelandic horror film Rift and it will be remade for U.S. audiences. Check out the Icelandic trailer above. The film was praised for its depiction of a gay narrative within the horror genre. “The atmospheric thriller follows two men whose broken relationship is tested as they are haunted by a supernatural entity awakened by their grief,” according to Orion. Writer-director-producer Erlingur Thoroddsen has been hired to adapt his original screenplay. Thoroddsen’s film received a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes and won Outfest’s Artistic Vision Award and CinEuphoria’s Top Ten of … Read more