Though it’s now old news that Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan will be doing a page one rewrite on the script for the Hellraiser remake, which is still set to be directed by Inside team Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, Variety finally got around to officially announcing it today.
So why mention it again? Because of one small detail; the duo are actually re-writing from the set of The Midnight Man, Dunstan’s directorial debut that is being shot as you read this. Why? Dimension is holding firm that the directing duo get started shooting Hellraiser this spring. Now that’s a scary deadline.
Not that the pair haven’t worked under pressure their whole career anyway; from Feast to Saw IV it seems like they’re always writing as fast as they can to make deadlines. As long as it doesn’t affect the final quality of whatever their laptops come up with, more power to them!
Keep it here for more on Hellraiser, The Midnight Man, Saw V, The Tingler remake (remember that one!?!), all of which the pair are in one stage or another of writing, as we get it!
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