Hellraiser is a horror franchise that has seen its fair share of sequels in the past (most recently last year with Hellraiser: Judgement). Now, the franchise is getting a reboot from The Dark Knight writer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, David S. Goyer will be writing and producing the project from Spyglass Media Group, which is fast-tracking the project for worldwide theatrical distribution. The studio is on the search for a director.
Goyer shared his excitement in a statement released earlier today.
“Having the chance to reimagine Pinhead and the Cenobites for a new audience is a nightmare-come-true. Gary is a true fan as well and we’re committed to making something dark and visceral.”
Spyglass chairman and CEO Gary Barber also released a statement.
“For generations, [Barker’s] brilliantly twisted and imaginative Hellraiser haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead.”
Released in 1987, and directed by Clive Barker, Hellraiser told the story of an unfaithful wife who attempts to assist her dead lover in his escape from hell. Pinhead is the notable villain and one of the movie’s demons called Cenobites. The horror character is summoned using an antique puzzle box.
There is no release date as of yet for the reboot.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter