By now everyone knows that Patrick Lussier is the man who’ll be reinvigorating the Hellraiser franchise for The Weinstein Company. Touching a modern-day masterpiece is both a daunting task and an unwinnable situation for any filmmaker, but Lussier sounds like he has a plan.
The director talked to Moviefone about what fans can expect when the Lament Configuration returns to theaters. Most exciting? That it won’t merely be a retread of Clive Barker’s original: “We think Clive’s film stands on its own. We think it’s brilliant and it made such a specific, dark vision at that time unlike anything that had come before it. So going to do just a remake of his movie but with more money is not something we wanted to do. We wanted to work within the ‘Hellraiser’ lexicon.”
“In that original film he opened so many interesting doorways and opportunities that that’s what we want to explore – always keeping in mind what he had done and how he did it and just working within that world.” Best of all, Lussier says that Pinhead won’t be venturing to the farthest reaches of space this time.
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