‘Hellraiser’ Remake Being Penned By Clive Barker. Doug Bradley Returns As Pinhead!

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Following ever diminishing sequels and rumoured reboots that failed to get off the ground, Clive Barker has confirmed he’ll write a brand new remake of his own classic horror hit HELLRAISER (which was based on his own novel ‘The Hellbound Heart’). The film will mark the first time Barker has been involved in the creative process since cult sequel HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II. He also announced Doug Bradley will return as the iconic supernatural sadomasochistic cenobite Pinhead in the film being developed by Dimension Films and The Weinstein Company.

Coming from Clive Barker’s official Facebook:

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 make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first ‘Hellraiser’. Of course the best make-up 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.

Clive.

I’m a fan of the first two films but like most, believe the others entries failed to deliver the gory goods. What do you guys think?

Source: Clive Barker

Craig is leading the charge as our north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.

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