It was well over a year ago that we learned that a filmmaker by the name of Mike Le Han was working on a trailer that would serve as a pitch video for a Hellraiser reboot, which he hoped to impress Dimension Films with.
Since not much has been heard in regards to an official reboot of the franchise, aside from persistent on-again, off-again rumors, we couldn’t help it that our appetites were whet by Le Han’s idea, which brought along with it some pretty awesome concept art.
Though we hadn’t heard a peep about the pitch video since we wrote up that news story, today comes word that the video is headed our way, set to debut on Halloween. Now titled Hellraiser: Origins, an utterly badass looking poster has been revealed, and an official website launched. The website has nothing on it but a countdown to Halloween, and we’re thinking that’s where you’ll be able to view the video, once the 31st rolls around.
In the meantime, here’s the original idea for the pitch that we posted last year, along with the brand spankin’ new teaser art below!
In July Paul Gerrard and Mike Le Han produced a teaser trailer to accompany the pitch document which has many more conceptual designs that revision Hellraiser. Paul designed the new look for Pinhead and was production designer on the shoot, and Le Han pulled in all of his film resources and directed the teaser on the new Alex 4:3 camera with anamorphic lenses.
With a crew of 47 and over 100 bloodied extras, the shoot was completed and is now in the depths of post-production with a massive amount of VFX work being undertaken. Method Studios, Fugitive Studios and Flipbook Animation are helming the VFX with the talented Glen Southern designing the new Hellraiser box.
When the teaser is complete, they’ll be presenting it to Dimension Films along with an outline of the first film story and conceptual art pitch document with the hope to work on rebooting the Hellraiser franchise and bringing it into the 21st Century.
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