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23 October 2006  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Clive Barker Revelations

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Clive Barker Returns To Hellraiser

The howling maw of the remake beast has turned its attention to Hellraiser – but, as with one or two of the recent re-imaginings, the company behind it is actually seeking the assistance of the original creator.

The Weinstein Company has been chatting with Hellraiser creator Clive Barker about writing and producing a new version of the first movie. “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,” he announced on his Revelations website. "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."

Let’s hope he’s right – the original Hellraiser, which introduced the world to Pinhead and his fellow Cenobites – was pleasingly nasty thanks to Barker directing and writing. This time out he’s handing the director’s chair to someone else.


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RE: *UNIVERSAL MOAN*
Rewatched Hellraiser a few months back and it hasn't aged well. It wasn't all that scary either but as Merly said a waste of time. More

Posted by Peter Griffin at 14:14 on 30 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: *UNIVERSAL MOAN*
Another criminal waste of sodding time More

Posted by Merly at 13:51 on 30 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: *UNIVERSAL MOAN*
What is the point More

Posted by zombiemaster at 10:28 on 26 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: *UNIVERSAL MOAN*
L: mancalledpete WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? ...remake BAD movies... don't remake the GOOD ones... geeeesus. sp; I totally agree. There should be some rule to protect classics from the reach of the remake. Hollywood should stop plundering greats and look for the next new thing, just take a chancehat's it of anyone needs me i'll be in the angry dome More

Posted by 01hammm1 at 21:34 on 24 October 2006 | Report This Post

RE: hmmmmmmmmmm
There's absolutely no point in this film being remade, another classic that should be left alone, and more proof that the film industry are just running out of ideas. However it's good Clive Barker is involved, as he said, to make sure its not fucked up by some other twat More

Posted by dj vivace at 20:04 on 24 October 2006 | Report This Post

hmmmmmmmmmm
remakes recently have been mixed, the omen, shit! Posiden better! But surely a remake wih the original creative force behind it pretty much has too be good. And if it isnt, well i really dont know how it could be bad! More

Posted by clarkkent at 20:22 on 23 October 2006 | Report This Post

Please, for the love of Pinhead
I couldn't care less about the remakes of Texas Chainsaw... or The Omen, i was with the "At least we have the originals" camp. But come on, dose this really need to be remade? The low budget feel was one of the things that made it scary. And it still holds up today, this is the only horror film that still scares the crap out of me. Lets just hope they still use Doug Bradley. More

Posted by supascoopa at 17:28 on 23 October 2006 | Report This Post

Please, for the love of Pinhead
I couldn't care less about the remakes of Texas Chainsaw... or The Omen, i was with the "At least we have the originals" camp. But come on, dose this really need to be remade? The low budget feel was one of the things that made it scary. And it still holds up today, this is the only horror film that still scares the crap out of me. Lets just hope they still use Doug Bradley. More

Posted by supascoopa at 16:58 on 23 October 2006 | Report This Post

NOT ANOTHER ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHY!!!!!!!!!! One of the best cult classics ever and it's gettin re-made boo! mancalledpete is right remake the ones that failed the first time, SPAWN IS CYING TO BE REMADE, even THE SHADOW or JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (soon people) instead of remakes of dam good british horrors look at THE WICKER MAN recently an you'll see my point. AN STILL NO SERENITY or KISS KISS BANG BANG sequel news. More

Posted by thegodfathers at 14:43 on 23 October 2006 | Report This Post

Sigh...
The greatest British horror movie of the last 30 years (despite Empire giving that accolade to the rather average 28 Days Later) does not need a remake. I want to see Barker's final Pinhead story from Scarlet Gospels made into a movie, not retreading old ground like this. If he was going to do anything to it, why not give him the money for a special edition and let him redo the optical effects if they bother him that much? Ah well, it's his baby, I guess he knows what he's doing... More

Posted by MadMatt at 13:43 on 23 October 2006 | Report This Post

reserved judgement
Might be a good thing. Considering the current rise is bllody, gory movies just now this might a good time to throw to class cgi, sfx at what is a bloody good story. They would have to somehow remove from the abominations that followed at besmirched the original film. More

Posted by soldier 1 at 11:23 on 23 October 2006 | Report This Post

*UNIVERSAL MOAN*
WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? ...remake BAD movies... don't remake the GOOD ones... geeeesus. More

Posted by mancalledpete at 10:17 on 23 October 2006 | Report This Post

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