Hellraiser wasnt one of my favorites but its far from being not one of the greats. The recent announcements that Hellraiser is finally going to be coming back to life by Clive Barker can only be topped by the truly fantastic trailer that Michael Le Han just released which you can see above.
Michael Le Han is in a word one incredibly talented individual because that trailer is fan made! Somebody needs to give this man a job working on the next film ( we are looking at you Clive ) As mentioned recently, Clive Barker took to his official Facebook page to announce the awesome news that he will indeed be penning the script for Dimension Films’ Hellraiser remake;
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
Are you excited for more Hellraiser?