David S. Goyer Planning New Hellraiser Film


by James White |
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While the idea to make a new film based on Clive Barker's Hellraiser concept has lingered in a terrifying limbo dimension (partly because of the troubles with The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films), it appears to have a new lease on life thanks to David S. Goyer and Spyglass Media Group.

"I’ve been a fan of Clive's work since the original Books Of Blood paperbacks and The Hellbound Heart novella," Goyer says in a statement picked up by The Wrap. "Having the chance to reimagine Pinhead and the Cenobites for a new audience is a nightmare-come-true. Gary (Barber, Spyglass CEO) is a true fan as well and we’re committed to making something dark and visceral."

"Clive and I go back more than 30 years together. For generations, his brilliantly twisted and imaginative Hellraiser haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead, Barber comments. "David is the perfect storyteller to continue Clive’s vision for a new theatrical version of Hellraiser."

Pinhead and his creepy cronies have spawned 10 films and a variety of graphic novels, and we'll see if this new effort comes to pass.

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