The Hellraiser series has definitely had its up and downs. Since its release in 1987, it has spawned 9 sequels as well as multiple books and comics. It just seemed like Pinhead and the Cenobites refused to take a break, eternally seeking the suffering and pain of others. Now, it looks the return of Pinhead is officially in the works and will finally garner some of the respect the long time series deserves.

Variety reports that David S. Goyer, who penned the highly successful The Dark Knight (2008) and Blade (1998), will be both producing and writing the remake. Gary Barber’s production company, Spyglass Media Group, is set to finance and has produced some excellent films in the past like The Sixth Sense (1999), Unbreakable (2000), and Shutter Island (2010). They have their eyes set on a worldwide release which means that Pinhead has his eye on a full theatrical release. Fingers crossed!

Barber announced the news and described it as a “loyal, yet evolved reimaging” of the classic Clive Barker film based on his novella The Hellbound Heart. This is great news to hear, considering throughout the years the series has seen a huge decline in both production, budget, and story.


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Barber told Variety “Clive and I go back more than 30 years together. For generations, his brilliantly twisted and imaginative Hellraiser haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead. David is the perfect storyteller to continue Clive’s vision for a new theatrical version of Hellraiser. ”

Goyer also had a personal relationship with the story stating “I’ve been a fan of Clive’s work since the original Books of Blood paperbacks and The Hellbound Heart novella. Having the chance to reimagine Pinhead and the Cenobites for a new audience is a nightmare-come-true. Gary is a true fan as well and we’re committed to making something dark and visceral.”

Hellraiser’s plot is:

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.


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