I remember when the gents behind “>Inside (review) were attached to the “>Hellraiser remake, Clive Barker had a lot of overwhelmingly positive things to say about the duo. Then they were removed from the project, and the world got a little less cool.
That is, until “>Martyrs helmer Pascal Laugier was announced as taking the directorial reigns on Hellraiser. Good news, indeed, and Barker seems just as happy with this directorial choice: “I fuckin’ love Martyrs! I’m a glutton for intensity, extreme stuff. Martyrs is certainly extreme, it’s a movie that has courage and commitment,” Barker told STYD in a recent interview. ”[Pascal] is someone who really, really cares about horror movies. I’m supposed to be seeing a treatment soon. I’m not certain, but I believe he is going back to the first movie but not with an obsessed loyalty. He’s taking the first movie as a launching board, a rock model, but there are things you can obviously do now both visually and sexually. It was always a sexual movie.
Barker also had some comments on Gary Tunnicliffe’s Pinhead reimagining (pictured), which surfaced online a few days ago. Hit the link over to STYD to read those, and keep it here for more news on the new Hellraiser!
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