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HELLRAISER is a household name within the world of Horror, as most fans home come to know the franchise with great passion. For a long time, Dimension spent lots of effort in to trying to remake the original 1987 HELLRAISER. This is why they released 2011’s HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS, and why the upcoming HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT is being made, to secure the rights so that they do not lose the property.
So back to the possible HELLRAISER remake. Over the years there have been several individuals involved in the project including MARTYRS’ Pascal Laugier, the team of Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer, and of course the creator of HELLRAISER himself, Mr. Clive Barker.
Barker was tasked with writing the script for the HELLRAISER reboot years ago, which called for Doug Bradley to fill the shoes of Pinhead. The last time that we heard any solid updates on that was back in 2014 when he told EW that the reboot would begin:
“on Devil’s Island. I wanted to fold into the Hellraiser narrative something about the guy—the Frenchman Lemarchand—who made the mysterious box, which raises Pinhead. I figured, ‘Well, what would have happened to him?’ He might well have been taken to Devil’s Island and I thought that would be a pretty cool place to start the movie."
At that time, Barker had just sent in his second draft of his screenplay to the heard of Dimension, Bob Weinstein. There were high hopes for this particular take, but all went silent and there was never anything said about the script in a long time.
Now that HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT is quickly approaching, we finally get an update on the status of the script that Barker penned for Dimension as Barker answered for a recent Q&A:
"The script was written and delivered to Dimension years ago. That was the last anyone heard until news of a sequel surfaced."
Dimension could once again bring back Barker’s script into the fold after HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT is released, or not. Only time will tell.
We will bring you more on this story as we hear it.