Hellraiser reboot in development with David S. Goyer set to write
A Hellraiser reboot is in development with David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) writing and producing the project, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. From Spyglass Media Group, the movie will reimagine the 1987 horror classic written and directed by Clive Barker.
Hellraiser originally 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.
“For generations, [Barker’s] brilliantly twisted and imaginative Hellraiser haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead,” Spyglass chairman and CEO Gary Barber said. He also added that Goyer was the right storyteller to reimagine Barker’s original vision.
“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,” added Goyer, whose credits include Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel, Blade: Trinity, The Unborn, and the upcoming Foundation series for Apple.
Spyglass will finance, develop, and fast track Hellraiser for worldwide theatrical distribution. Keith Levine will produce alongside Goyer via the Phantom Four banner. VP of development and production for Spyglass, Chris Stone, will oversee the project.