'Hellraiser' Reboot in the Works from 'Dark Knight' Writer David S. Goyer
The new film is being described as a "loyal, yet evolved reimagining" of the 1987 original "Hellraiser," which was written and directed by Clive Barker, based on his own novella, "The Hellbound Heart." The story followed the resurrection of Frank (Sean Chapman), who opened the door to another dimension and had his body torn to pieces; the franchise spawned nine additional films and other media, and introduced moviegoers to the demon Pinhead.
Spyglass Media Group, led by Gary Barber, is shepherding the project, and according to Barber, it has Barker's full support.
“For generations, [Barker's] brilliantly twisted and imaginative ‘Hellraiser’ haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead," Barber said in a statement. "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," Goyer said in his own statement. "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.”
Variety reports that Spyglass is looking to fast track the project, so expect to see it in theaters soon.