It’s not much, but we do love bits and pieces on the new Hellraiser movie, especially since the directors behind festival hit Inside are on board to make it.
Twitch Film caught up with the pair, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, and got them to spill a bit of info about their plans for the redux; ”We don’t want to remake exactly the Clive Barker movie.” Bustillo told the site, ”We have met Clive and told him what we want to do with “Hellraiser” and he said, “It’s f**king good do it!” We are happy to have his benediction. It will not be a remake. It will still be called “Hellraiser” and it will have a new Pinhead.”
The two go on to confirm that while they’re fans of the original (of course) and the sequels, they just don’t see the need to re-tell the same story. In a recent, massive interview with IGN, Clive Barker admits that he’s been trying to get something new from the franchise for years; ” I’d actually gone to Weinstein four movies ago and said, “Look, let’s reinvent this guy. Let’s put him in white. Let’s start playing against the accepted, the cliche.” And, of course, he wouldn’t do that.” Of course, now that the franchise has been beaten to death, they’re looking for new blood, so to speak.
Clive seems happy with the Weinsteins choice on who should be responsible for the movie, too, “They were sitting here last week and were extremely respectful of the material. So I said, “Go for it, guys.””
Personally I’m excited to see what some new visionary directors can do with Clive’s vision of hell. Keep it here for more updates as we learn them!
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