Based on "The Hellbound Heart" by Clive Barker and the 1987 film "Hellraiser," in which a man finds he is given more than he bargains for when he solves the puzzle of the Lament Configuration - a doorway to hell. But his ex-lover has found a way of bringing him back, and his niece, Kirsty Lawrence, finds herself bargaining with the Cenobites, angels to some, demons to others, whose greatest pleasure is the greatest pain.
Lemarchand was a character in Clive Barker's original novella, who found a way to communicate with the Cenobites, which included the iconic Pinhead.
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Clive Barker has announced that a reboot of his classic horror film Hellraiser is in the early stages of becoming a reality. The director made the announcement on Facebook yesterday. He also confirmed that Doug Bradley will be returning as Pinhead!
This is what he had to say about the pitch to Dimension."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.Read More
A few concept art photos have surfaced from what would have been director Patrick Lussier and writer Todd Farmer's remake of Hellraiser, which seems to be dead. Take a look at the concept art photos below, and read on for more information on the killed project.
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The Weinstein Company has altered its release calender for 2011, with the most notable change being Apollo 18's shift into 2012. The Timur Bekmambetov-produced found-footage project was set to debut in less than a month, on April 22, and now it will be released on January 6, 2012. No other movies have been slated for release on January 6 yet.
The studio also moved Piranha 3DD from September 16 to November 23. The 3D sequel would have squared off against Drive, Johnny English Reborn, and Straw Dogs on September 16. Now it will face Hugo Cabret, Arthur Christmas, Project X, and The Muppets.Read More
Although Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer both have Halloween 3D and Condition Dead in the pipeline, the Hellraiser remake will most likely their next project.
Hellraiser was released September 11th, 1987.Read More
Dimension Films has set writer Todd Farmer and director Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine 3D) to revive the Hellraiser franchise.
According to Variety, the original Hellraiser from 1987 was based on the Clive Barker novel about a family who moves into a new house and are terrorized by demons known as Cenobites.Read More
It seems that a new horror remake is going back to the drawing board in search for a new filmmaker. Horror legend Clive Barker recently revealed on his Twitter page that Pascal Laugier will not be directing the remake of Barker's classic, Hellraiser.Pascal Laugier is regrettably no longer on the Hellraiser remake. I think Martyrs is extraordinary.
The tweet confirms what Bloody-Disgusting had been hearing about the project and that they were seeking a new writer for the remake.Read More
I thought about it, and then the reality of the situation hit me. If I didn't redesign it, someone out there probably would. And even though I have been involved with HELLRAISER since 1993, it's no guarantee I would be invited back for the possible remake. Here was talk of French directors and, hey, that probably means French makeup FX designers, right?
My design idea was to create something that still felt like Pinhead but that stepped away from the "order" of the original design, something that was more painful, more chaotic. Several times over the years, Clive has approached me on various Hellraiser sets and commented that the makeup looked very "clean" and that it had lost some of "the decay, the filth." I decided to amp up the dirtiness of Pinhead's visage, make it more self-inflicted, bloodier and more brutal.Read More