There is some excellent news for horror fans as The Hollywood Reporter dropped a double-header of director hirings for upcoming horror remakes. The first bit of news is for the reboot of the cult horror franchise Hellraiser, led by the iconic horror character Pinhead.
Spyglass Media has tapped David Bruckner (The Night House) to helm a reboot of the cult-horror franchise Hellraiser, a creation of Clive Barker and based on his novella The Hellbound Heart. They’ve also assigned screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski to tackle the script, the pair previously worked with David on The Night House.
Hellraiser debuted in 1987 and led to nine sequels.
HELLRAISER – Sexual deviant Frank (Sean Chapman) inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he tinkers with a box he bought while abroad. The act unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, who tear Frank’s body apart. When Frank’s brother (Andrew Robinson) and his wife, Julia (Clare Higgins), move into Frank’s old house, they accidentally bring what is left of Frank back to life. Frank then convinces Julia, his one-time lover, to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to reconstruct himself.
Spyglass is also working on a new Scream movie that is being referred to as a reboot.
It’s unclear when they plan on getting cameras rolling on Hellraiser.