According to Clive Barker's official website, Revelations, the writer/director is going to be revisitng, revamping and rewriting his very own Hellraiser for the Weinstein Company. The Weinsteins will be working with Dimension Films to produce the film, the same studio who has recently released a rash of subpar straight-to-video Hellraiser releases that have contained brief cameos by the franchise's star, Pinhead.
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!
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"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!"