Intentions and scripting update
The writing process has begun on the Hellraiser remake, says director Patrick Lussier. He’s re-teaming with his Drive Angry scribe Todd Farmer to delve into Clive Barker’s world of cenobites, innocents and miscreants and he spoke to Moviefone recently about the project.
Lussier emphasized that doing a straight redo on a larger budget is not his intention. “We want to pull from the world that Clive created. Specifically that’s what we wanted to do. In that original film he opened so many interesting doorways and opportunities that that’s what we want to explore – always keeping in mind what he had done and how he did it and just working within that world.”
He also added there is no truth to the “all teen” remake: “If you’re going to make a ‘Hellraiser’ movie… you’re basically looking at a franchise that went from Clive’s movie up to the ‘Hellraiser’-in-Space movie, ‘Bloodline,’ which had some great stuff in it, actually; the way it goes backwards and forwards in time, and Angelique is such an interesting character.”
More as it comes! I have a feeling we’ll be going into a Hellraiser remake news blackout for a bit until Farmer and Lussier are done scripting.