Good news for fans of ‘80s horror, as legend of the genre Clive Barker has announced he is set to pen a remake of Hellraiser for Dimension Pictures.
The original film told the story of a mysterious puzzle box, the opening of which unlocks the gateway to another dimension, where the fiendish Cenobites lie in wait…
“The idea of my coming back to the original film [ was to tell ] the story with a fresh intensity,” says Barker. “Honouring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film.”
Better still is the news that original star Doug Bradley will return to reprise his role as Pinhead, the fearsome S&M demon from the original franchise.
“I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley,” continues Barker, “and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed.”
Barker also confirmed that the film would still be dependent on practical effects, saying, "it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first Hellraiser ."
Looks like Fifty Shades Of Grey will have some competition in the sadomasochistic stakes…