Long overdue news regarding the Hellraiser franchise has finally arrived, and it’s coming directly from the creator himself.
Horror master and legend Clive Barker has revealed that he is finalizing a deal with Dimension Pictures to pen a remake of Hellraiser that will have Doug Bradley returning as Pinhead. Head of Dimension Pictures Bob Weinstein also agrees with Barker that there could never be a Pinhead without Bradley. At least for now, we can say that’s all cleared up for good.
Personally, I’m just really happy to hear that Barker and Bradley are back in the franchise they both started, and already have plans to make Hellraiser without too much CGI effects. In my book, more actual fake blood on set makes the film all the better, just take a look how great the remake of Evil Dead turned out.
No word on when production will begin on Hellraiser, but we’ll keep an eye out for that information for you. In the meantime, just read up on Barker’s announcement to the fans right below.
HOT FROM HELL! My friends, I have some news which may be of interest to you. A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures, in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first HELLRAISER film. The idea of my coming back to the original film and telling the story with a fresh intensity — honoring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film — was attractive to Dimension. Today I have officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch. What can I tell you about it? Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical makeup effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first HELLRAISER. Of course the best makeup in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley, and. much to my delight. Bob Weinstein agreed. So, once the papers are signed , I will open a Lemarchand Configuration, dip my quill in its contents and start writing . I promise that there will be nowhere on the Internet where the news of my progress will be more reliable than here, because the only author of these reports will be Your Infernal Corespondent, me. My very best wishes to you all, my friends.