Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hellraiser Remake...

Clive Barker is remaking his classic Hellraiser. This truly is one of the most original horror movies ever made and features my favorite horror character, Pinhead. Doug Bradley played Pinhead and has so in every Hellraiser sequel that followed. However, I don't think he will appear in the remake. From what I have been hearing, there will be a new Pinhead. I'm not sure how I feel about that... The one positive in all of this is that Clive Barker is at the helm and he will write the screenplay for the movie.

Here's the official statement from Barker's website...

"I just want to have five minutes to bring you up to date on the Hellraiser situation, so that we don't surprise anybody!

"They're going to remake Hellraiser One with a lot more money and they've invited me to write it - the invitation came from Bob Weinstein - which I am going to do, on the basis that if I don't do it, it will be done in some way that I probably won't like!

"It's only that one that I really, really, really care about in terms of its remake value - and it'll be kind of fun to have the extra money to do the effects and all that cool stuff.

"So it puts me in the situation of writing both the beginning and the end of Pinhead at the same time - 'In my end is my beginning...' I'm not in the middle, as it were, I'm leaving out his middle age, I'm just dealing with his beginning and his end.

"I'm excited about it - actually it'll be kinda cool to revisit it once and see if there are things we can do to it which will make it significantly better.

"I wouldn't wish to direct - I only want to write and be a part of the producing team. I wouldn't want to revisit something that I did as a director, something that I did all those years ago: that would be too, in a way, painful - not painful but weird, difficult, strange...

"I am very happy at the idea of having some more money for the cool stuff - I don't know how much more money, but it's got to be more than the $900,000 that we had the first time!"

It really should be a great movie with Barker putting his fingerprints all over this remake. I have one of my favorite clips from one of the Hellraisers below. This is a terrifying clip of the truly evil Pinhead! Enjoy the clip and if you want to know more about the remake or Clive Barker, go to Barker's website...

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Anonymous said...

Dude, you are about a year and a half behind on current events.

- The Weinstein's rjected Barker's script.
- The duo of directors rewrote Barker's script, he loved it, but the Weinstein's rejected that too.
The directors then left.
Latest official comment was that the script was rewritten by the Saw directors. No director confirmed, but there are rumours.

Current status: Unknown.
Could be everything between dead in the water and halfway done shooting.

frgodbeyjr said...

I do appreciate the update. No ones perfect and I read many things about the remake... I guess I didn't read enough! I know you are from Norway, and I wish you would have left your name. I will research more and update it again.