Dimension Films to Remake Hellraiser
Tue, 04 Nov 2008 12:29:25
Dimension Films has greenlit a remake of the classic 1987 horror film Hellraiser and has hired French director Pascal Laugier to write and direct the redo. Laugier's torture-ridden Martyrs caused a swell of controversy in the director's native country due to its violent content and subject matter, as it centers on a young girl who suffers abuse as a child and in an isolated cabin in the woods some 15 years later.
The original Hellraiser film is about an unfaithful woman who tries to help her dead lover escape from hell. The most popular character was Pinhead, a member of the race of demons known as Cenobites. The studio has been aiming to relaunch the franchise for a while now and went through several writers and directors before settling on Laugier, who has said he understands how dedicated fans are to the film and that he plans to follow in the spirit of original director Clive Barker.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff