Barker Praises New Hellraiser Helmer
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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