Barker shared some information via his Facebook page, according to which, the fans of the original film can be happy.
“My friends,I have some news which may be of interest to you. A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures,in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first HELLRAISER film,” Barker wrote.
“The idea of my coming back to the original film and telling the story with a fresh intensity-honoring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film-was attractive to Dimension. Today I have officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch,” he wrote.
Barker noted that “it will not be a film awash with CGI”, as he will remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as he was, when he wrote and directed the first Hellraiser.
In case you’re wondering who would play Pinhead, Clive Barker already had that covered.
“Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley,and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed,” he wrote.
“So once the papers are signed, I will open a Lemarchand Configuration, dip my quill in its contents and start writing. I promise that there will be nowhere on the Internet where the news of my progress will be more reliable than here, because the only author of these reports will be Your Infernal Corespondent ,me,” Barker said.
Originally released in 1987, Hellraiser was followed by eight different sequels, the first two of which featured Barker as producer.
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