Pinhead from the Hellraiser films is maybe one of the most unknown, and yet instantly recognizable 80’s horror icons around. The dude was juat a fantastic character… even if the subsequent films in the franchise weren’t really all that enjoyable (but that’s up for debate). Well now is looks like Pinhead is coming back… but not in another sequel, in a remake.
Now, before you get too up in arms about his news, you also have to understand that Clive Barker has been tapped to write the remake himself, which is good news. The good folks over at Movieweb quote Barker and give us this:
“They’re going to remake Hellraiser One with a lot more money and they’ve invited me to write it – the invitation came from Bob Weinstein – which I am going to do, on the basis that if I don’t do it, it will be done in some way that I probably won’t like!
“It’s only that one that I really, really, really care about in terms of its remake value – and it’ll be kind of fun to have the extra money to do the effects and all that cool stuff. So it puts me in the situation of writing both the beginning and the end of Pinhead at the same time – ‘In my end is my beginning…’ I’m not in the middle, as it were, I’m leaving out his middle age, I’m just dealing with his beginning and his end.”
This may not be popular, but I for one am kinda looking forward to revisiting that character and that story, and with Barker doing the writing, you can at least be sure that the feel of the original will be kept in tact. This is one I’m looking forward too.