The wondrous Clive Barker sat down with Entertainment Weekly recently to talk about everything from the new version of Nightbreed to the upcoming Hellraiser reboot. Speaking of which…
Barker recently sent Dimension Films chief Bob Weinstein the second draft of his screenplay for a new Hellraiser movie, which the horror icon describes as a “very loose” remake of his original film.
“I think the phrase is ‘reboot,’ although I’ve never really understood what that meant,” he says. “I wanted to make sure we sounded some fresh notes. The movie actually begins on Devil’s Island. I wanted to fold into the Hellraiser narrative something about the guy—the Frenchman Lemarchand—who made the mysterious box, which raises Pinhead. I figured, ‘Well, what would have happened to him?’ He might well have been taken to Devil’s Island, and I thought that would be a pretty cool place to start the movie. We’re waiting for Bob to come back to us and see when we’re going to actually make the movie.”