Clive Barker is set to write a reboot of the classic 1987 horror film, Hellraiser. Barker released the news on his official Facebook page. He wrote, “…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…I have officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch.”
A director for the reboot has not yet been announced.
Barker has revealed some neat bits of information regarding the upcoming version of the classic horror film. He has stated that he intends to ensure the film isn’t CGI heavy, opting for “the power of practical make-up effects” that was used in the first Hellraiser.
Fans of the original will be pleased to know that the original Pinhead himself, Doug Bradley, will be reprising his role. Barker wrote, “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.”
Thankfully, Barker has been informed by Dimension that they intend to make an R rated (U.S. rating) picture. Seriously though, a PG-13 Hellraiser just doesn’t compute, does it?
Barker has also announced that he is developing an original film as well. “After HELLRAISER I intend to write and direct a completely new horror movie, which will mingle graphic horror and erotic content, to create an unrated film which will push the envelope of extreme content further than ever…”
Source: Clive Barker