Hellraiser Remake Back On With Directors

Pinhead-Hellraiser-RemakeThere 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.

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2 thoughts on “Hellraiser Remake Back On With Directors

  1. Its had several sequals that fail, hard. a remake would most definately revamp the franchise and makes perfect sense.
    It may even open the doors for a series of films based on the upcoming scarlett gospels which feature the final end of pinhead. and that, I would really like to see happen – even though the book isnt even out yet!!

    The only thing I would like to see is Doug Bradley retain his role as pinhead, he and he only makes the straight to DVD films bareable to have in my DVD collection.

  2. Well, it doesn’t meet my criteria. After all, “Hellraiser” has had several sequels, and while after part 4 all have been straight to video/DVD shelves, the masses do know who Pinhead is- even the Lamont puzzle box. After all, it’s like Jason of Friday The 13th or Myers from Halloween, isn’t it?

    I’d much rather Barker try to redo Rawhead Rex, or better yet, another crack at Nightbreed.

    By the way… “in negotations”= means they aren’t officially directing it yet. This sort of thing has been cropping up lately. When a director or actor is “in negotations: or “in talks” to be a party to something, why does everyone *automatically* say it’s a done deal when it always isn’t so? I’m just curious…

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