Hellraiser – USA, 2020 – preview and news

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It has been confirmed by multiple sources that David Bruckner (The Night House; The Ritual; Southbound; V/H/S) and his regular co-writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski are working on the Hellraiser reboot.

We previously reported that a reimagining of Hellraiser is being fast-tracked for worldwide theatrical distribution by the Spyglass Media Group and screenwriter David S. Goyer has been tasked with reinventing the story and characters from Clive Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart.

The success of Barker’s subsequent 1987 film adaptation of his own novella spawned a further nine movies. Unfortunately, the Hellraiser franchise increasingly caused ire from critics and fans as it increasingly lost its way.

The new interpretation of Hellraiser is being described by Spyglass as a “loyal, yet evolved reimagining” of the original. Most famous for writing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel, Goyer is no stranger to horror having written Blade and its sequels, The Unborn and the Full Moon movie Demonic Toys.

“Clive and I go back more than thirty years together,” said Spyglass CEO Gary Barber. “For generations, his brilliantly twisted and imaginative Hellraiser haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead. David is the perfect storyteller to continue Clive’s vision for a new theatrical version of Hellraiser.”

“I’ve been a fan of Clive’s work since the original Books of Blood paperbacks and The Hellbound Heart novella,” said Goyer . “Having the chance to reimagine Pinhead and the Cenobites for a new audience is a nightmare-come-true. Gary is a true fan as well and we’re committed to making something dark and visceral.”

Source: Variety

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2 Comments on “Hellraiser – USA, 2020 – preview and news”

  1. What about the one that just came out in what 2017 maybe 2018? I thought that one was good and going in a good direction. What happened to the group that made that one?

  2. HELL NO!! go “remake” popcorn, bat people or santa claus vs martians. better yet quit remaking horror/sci fi movies. try “re-imagining’ citizen kane, wizard of oz or hondo. c’mon hollywood I dare you!

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