Just over one year ago, legendary horror filmmaker Clive Barker revealed that he has come aboard to write the Dimension Films reboot for what was his directorial debut, the 1987 horror classic Hellraiser. We haven't heard anything about the project since then, but Clive Barker recently offered an update in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he shed new insight into the Hellraiser plot.
"I think the phrase is 'reboot,' although I've never really understood what that meant. I wanted to make sure we sounded some fresh notes. The movie actually begins on Devil's Island. I wanted to fold into the Hellraiser narrative something about the guy-the Frenchman Lemarchand-who made the mysterious box, which raises Pinhead. I figured, 'Well, what would have happened to him?' He might well have been taken to Devil's Island and I thought that would be a pretty cool place to start the movie. We're waiting for Bob (Weinstein) to come back to us and see when we're going to actually make the movie."
Lemarchand was a character in Clive Barker's original novella, who found a way to communicate with the Cenobites, which included the iconic Pinhead.
Clive Barker has only signed on to write the reboot, but many fans have been wondering when he will get back in the director's chair next, since it's been 19 years since his last directorial effort, 1995's Lord of Illusions. When asked when he may direct again, the filmmaker had this to say:
"We've got some really cool things coming down the pike. They're movies which I'm able to watch over as a producer rather than as a director, [but] each time another thing gets added to the rest of the things that we're doing, I get more tantalized by the idea of actually doing it as a director myself. So, I don't think I'll wait too long until I sign on for something myself."
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