Wait, what?! HELLRAISER remaking going ahead with Clive Barker … and Doug Bradley?!
In quite possibly the strangest and maybe the most awesome news of the week, the much talked about HELLRAISER remake/reboot is in fact going ahead.
However the film is bringing along two very big names involved with the franchise.
Dimension and Weinstein have long been developing this film, and at one point Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer were attached to the project. But now it seems that the right blend for this reboot has been found with Clive Barker and Doug Bradley!
I am not shitting you fiends, the two big important names will be returning, with Clive writing the script based on his pitch and Doug returning to the role that he has become synonymous with.
Clive made the announcement via his 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.
There you have it folks, at least this is going to be in good hands, naturally we will keep you updated as news progresses!
Source: Clive Barker Official