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Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Vive La Pinhead!
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today that French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo have been brought in to write and direct the Hellraiser remake for Dimension Films. The duo created a buzz for themselves with the gory supernatural shocker Inside, which was picked up by Dimension for distribution later this year.
Apparently, Maury and Bustillo have the "blessing" of Clive Barker--writer and director of the 1987 original--to reimagine his work as they see fit. Barker will serve as producer on the flick, set for a 2008 release.
Following the surprising success of Rob Zombie's Halloween remake, it'll be interesting to see how the Cenobites will fare. Unlike Halloween, an unquestioned classic, I always considered Hellraiser to be one of the '80s most overrated horror movies, and don't believe it has aged well. A freshening-up may be just what Pinhead and the gang needed.