Clive Barker recently spoke with EW and provided some long awaited updates on the forthcoming Hellraiser remake. Movement on the reboot comes as a bit of a surprise, as things have been pretty quiet regarding the long bandied about reimagining, lately. Barker revealed that he has written treatment for the film and that he wants to differentiate the remake from the original. Head inside for the details.
Barker told EW that he has submitted a second draft of the screenplay. He described its a “very loose” remake of his original film. “I think the phrase is ‘reboot,’ although I’ve never really understood what that meant,” he says. “I wanted to make sure we sounded some fresh notes. The movie actually begins on Devil’s Island. I wanted to fold into the Hellraiser narrative something about the guy—the Frenchman Lemarchand—who made the mysterious box, which raises Pinhead. I figured, ‘Well, what would have happened to him?’ He might well have been taken to Devil’s Island and I thought that would be a pretty cool place to start the movie. We’re waiting for Bob to come back to us and see when we’re going to actually make the movie.”
Barker also revealed that he is considering a return to directing. “We’ve got some really cool things coming down the pike,” he says. “They’re movies which I’m able to watch over as a producer rather than as a director, [but] each time another thing gets added to the rest of the things that we’re doing, I get more tantalized by the idea of actually doing it as a director myself. So, I don’t think I’ll wait too long until I sign on for something myself.”