Well, apparently, there is a new “Hellraiser” remake in the works. I have found out a great deal of information about this movie directly from http://www.IMdB.com as well as http://www.UpcomingHorrorMovies.com. Below is listed a in-depth list of all of the known information and updates this film has undergone since it’s announcement. I personally think that at this point, after 57 sequels to the 1987 original, there isn’t really much that can be redone. It has also been explained that this would not be the “start” of a new franchise, but that Clive Barker, the creator of the original short story that spawned this icon and the man responsible for writing and directing the said 1987 original, will intend for this ‘re-imagining’ to be the beginning and the end of the new Pinhead. He does not intend to have sequels made, he simply wants to re-tell the story with today’s technology and updated special effects. This will obviously relate more to a faithful adaptation to the short story where we will see a quite different pinhead than Doug Bradley has portrayed for the past 24 years. But, without further adieu, here is all of the known information about the upcoming film.
- Patrick Lussier was quoted the following on what to expect from the scope of the film: “the idea was that if we’re going to do it, let’s be epic. There’s a part of this world that we’re never allowed to see because there’s never been the resources to show it, so let’s show it.”
- Director/co-writer Patrick Lussier detailed how he and co-writer Todd Farmer are pulling inspiration from the world that Clive created, saying “in that original film he opened so many interesting doorways and opportunities that that’s what we want to explore– always keeping in mind what he had done and how he did it and just working within that world.”
- Filming was originally hoped to begin sometime in the Spring of ’08, with an early January ’09 release.
- The duo behind the My Bloody Valentine remake and Drive Angry, Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer, return to develop this project.
- It was rumored that producers were possibly aiming for a PG-13 rating, but this was proven false.
- This flick will reportedly be in 3D.
- Originally set to have a September 5th ’08 theatrical release.
- It’s said that this film will mix elements from both Clive Barker’s “The Hellbound Heart” novella and the original 1987 movie.
- Fully titled Clive Barker Presents: Hellraiser.
- When writer/director Pascal Laugier was still attached to the project, he described the script as more of a “re-boot” than “remake”, saying how most of the material is taken from the original Clive Barker novella, “The Hellbound Heart.”
- Pascal Laugier (Martyrs) was once attached to direct before he left the project.
- Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (Inside) were once attached to direct before being replaced by Pascal Laugier (Martyrs).
- Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (Feast, Saw IV) wrote the previous draft.
- French filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (Inside) wrote the first script, which was based on a treatment by Clive Barker, but the studio declined it.
- It’s unknown whether Doug Bradley will return as Pinhead.
- The Pinhead in this film will be different from the one we’ve grown to love.
- Clive said that he plans to have this to be both the beginning and end of Pinhead.
- This film will have an obviously bigger budget, with hopes to do things that the original could never do.
- The Weinstein Company is behind this.
- Clive will only serve as producer, as he was detailed saying that he’d feel too weird to direct a remake of his own movie.
- This is a remake of the classic 1987 Clive Barker film.
Once again, thank you to http://www.UpcomingHorrorMovies.com for keeping such a detailed assessment of what is currently going on with the film, I literally cut and pasted all of those details in there for you guys.
What are your thoughts? Will you go to see it? Skip it? Ignore it? Are you looking forward to it, or do you think it’s going to be pure garbage? I personally like how much more savage they have made Pinhead look.