Hellraiser remake faces more delays

It looks like Hellraiser is headed for the seventh circle of development hell.

The project has already been through more directors than Pinhead’s got through souls, and now the latest additions – Drive Angry duo Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier – have dropped out.

We’re not sure why they left, but it might have something to do with the fact the production company behind the remake – those lovely Weinsteins – want it to be a PG-13.

Which probably means slightly less skin-flaying than in the original. Rendering it just a little bit pointless.

Still, we're sure this isn't the last we'll hear from the project. After all, the atrocious Hellraiser: Revelations was made so the brothers could hang on to the remake rights.

Is it just us, or does this feel a little bit like Pinhead's become sentient and is ushering in a new Hell on earth via the medium of Hellraiser sequels?

Oh, it is just us? Okay, cool.

Sam Ashurst is a London-based film maker, journalist, and podcast host. He's the director of Frankenstein's Creature, A Little More Flesh + A Little More Flesh 2, and co-hosts the Arrow Podcast. His words have appeared on HuffPost, MSN, The Independent, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, and many more, as well as of course for us here at GamesRadar+.