The next remake on the list: 'Hellraiser'

Simby19

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Following the recent success of the "Halloween" remake, Dimension is moving ahead on reinventing "Hellraiser," setting Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo to write and direct the remake of one of horrormeister's Clive Barker's best-known creations.

Released in 1987, "Hellraiser" told the story of an unfaithful wife who attempts to assist her dead lover in his escape from hell. The movie introduced viewers to a race of demons called Cenobites, most notably one nicknamed Pinhead -- who became one of the most enduring horror characters of the decade -- who was summoned using an antique puzzle box.

Based on Barker's critically acclaimed novella "The Hellbound Heart," "Hellraiser" was written and directed by Barker and spawned a lucrative film franchise.

Dimension is aiming to make the movie pre-strike.

Senior vp production Matthew Stein will oversee the project on behalf of Dimension.


French filmmakers Maury and Bustillo come to the project off the strength of their supernatural thriller "Inside," about a pregnant woman who loses her boyfriend in a car crash and subsequently is violently haunted by a mysterious woman. The Weinstein Co./Dimension picked up the distribution rights to their film debut this year.

The filmmakers said they had the blessing of Barker to reappropriate his story and also had a playful message to any horror fans that were ready to trash the idea of a remake, "No tears, please; it's a waste of good remaking!"

Dimension's "Halloween" remake, directed by Rob Zombie, grossed more than $57 million.

Maury and Bustillo are repped by Paradigm.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i0c86abe9c72f2e6e48f0d6925af276c0
 

zagman76

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did cigarsandscotch write that?

and... WHYYYY??? are they remaking that one now??!?
 

LiddyRules

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And they want to MAKE it pre-strike giving it all the care and attention a movie deserves.
 
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Hellraiser was really shitty, what could it hurt remaking it?
Clive Barker movies suck ass
 

BIV

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Hellraiser was really shitty, what could it hurt remaking it?
Clive Barker movies suck ass
Exactly. At least they are remaking a movie that actually needs it this time.
 
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These horror movie remakes are pissing me off. Get your own ideas you fucks. Remakes, WHY!? Untalented fucking douches.
 

Vyce

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Hellraiser was really shitty, what could it hurt remaking it?
Clive Barker movies suck ass
On the contrary, Hellraiser is actually a pretty solid horror flick.

And not all films based on Clive Barker's properties have sucked. Most have, primarily because they made like a dozen sequels to Hellraiser, and all but about one of them stunk. But Hellraiser was good, and the original Candyman movie was a fucking great horror film.

I'd love for them to do a Weaveworld miniseries on HBO or Showtime.
 

reverend chapel

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Weren't they supposed to be doing a weaveworld miniseries? I know he`s got some movie out starring Vinnie Jones
I`d be fucking happy if he`d finnish off The books of the art trilogy instead of writing shortstories and Pinhead going emo and offing himself.
Fucking Scousers!
 

Evilton

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If it's not broke don't fix it.