There has been a lot of talk for a while now about a remake for the great horror film Hellraiser. Clive Barker himself wrote out the original treatment for the remake, and while on the set of Midnight Meat Train Barker’s personal assistant told me in no uncertain terms that a Hellraiser remake was coming.
But then we didn’t hear ANYTHING, until not so long ago word was the project had been shelved. Well not anymore! The folks over at ShockTillYouDrop give us this:
helmers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury are directing Dimension Films’ Hellraiser remake. They’ll be writing a script based on Clive Barker’s treatment. This week, B-D received the scoop Bustillo and Maury – French visionaries responsible for the extreme thriller Inside – were “in negotations” with the brothers Weinstein. Word is, things will move fast now that the project has found directorial guidance.
I’ve said for some time now that Hellraiser is one of those films that is RIPE for a remake. It meets all my criteria for when a remake is a good idea (Good story, the majority of film audiences today haven’t seen it, at least 20 years old, would benefit from modern technology). I say go for it.