Well over a year ago, we gave you guys some very interesting news in regards to a possible reboot of the Hellraiser franchise. Mike Le Han (Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room) has been directing a pitch video for Dimension films alongside Paul Gerrard (Wrath of the Titans and Battle LA). And while we still don’t have that video on hand, we do have a concept poster with an interesting date attached, October 31st.
So, with an official website also launching with a countdown timer to boot for Hellraiser: Origins, we can only assume that the pitch video will be unleashed this Halloween. In the meantime, check out the original pitch idea below, as well as the badass concept poster art.
In July Paul Gerrard (Wrath Of The Titans, Battle LA) and Mike Le Han (Mrs Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room) produced a teaser trailer to accompany the pitch document which has many more conceptual designs that revision Hellraiser. Paul designed the new look for Pinhead and was production designer on the shoot and Le Han pulled in all of his film resources and directed the teaser on the new Alex 4:3 camera with anamorphic lenses.
With a crew of 47 an over 100 bloodied extras, the shoot was completed and is now in the depths of post production with a massive amount of VFX work being undertaken. Method Studios, Fugitive Studios and Flipbook Animation are helming the cgi/vfx with the talented Glen Southern designing the complex 3d elements to the new Hellraiser box.
When the teaser is complete they’ll be presenting it to Dimension Films along with an outline of the first film story and conceptual art pitch document with the hope to work on rebooting the Hell raiser franchise and bringing it into the 21st Century.