No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a mysterious puzzle box that's the key to unleashing sadistic demons to the real world.
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- Co-writer Todd Farmer revealed in a recent interview that he doesn't believe he and Patrick Lussier are on board the project anymore, as the duo apparently wrote several versions of the script and the studio never saw eye-to-eye with them creatively. (9/7/11)
- Co-writer Todd Farmer had this to say about approaching the script: "We didn’t get on board for Hellraiser to remake Clive’s movie. That movie is so unique and tells such a personal story so we don’t really see the need to remake it. Our plans are to take the mythology and set it in a modernized world that makes sense in context with the original. It’s not a remake and it’s not a reboot - it’s something else entirely. But we are definitely planning for our Hellraiser to be very R-rated so fans shouldn’t be worried there."
- Director/co-writer Patrick Lussier detailed how he and co-writer Todd Farmer are pulling inspiration from the world that Clive created, saying "in that original film he opened so many interesting doorways and opportunities that that's what we want to explore-- always keeping in mind what he had done and how he did it and just working within that world."
- Patrick Lussier was quoted the following on what to expect from the scope of the film: "the idea was that if we're going to do it, let's be epic. There's a part of this world that we're never allowed to see because there's never been the resources to show it, so let's show it."
- Filming was originally hoped to begin sometime in the Spring of '08, with an early January '09 release.
- The duo behind the My Bloody Valentine remake and Drive Angry, Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer, return to develop this project.
- It was rumored that producers were possibly aiming for a PG-13 rating, but this was proven false.
- This flick will reportedly be in 3D.
- Originally set to have a September 5th '08 theatrical release.
- It's said that this film will mix elements from both Clive Barker's "The Hellbound Heart" novella and the original 1987 movie.
- Fully titled Clive Barker Presents: Hellraiser.
- When writer/director Pascal Laugier was still attached to the project, he described the script as more of a "re-boot" than "remake", saying how most of the material is taken from the original Clive Barker novella, "The Hellbound Heart."
- Pascal Laugier (Martyrs) was once attached to direct before he left the project.
- Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (Inside) were once attached to direct before being replaced by Pascal Laugier (Martyrs).
- Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (Feast, Saw IV) wrote the previous draft.
- French filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (Inside) wrote the first script, which was based on a treatment by Clive Barker, but the studio declined it.
- It's unknown whether Doug Bradley will return as Pinhead.
- The Pinhead in this film will be different from the one we've grown to love.
- Clive said that he plans to have this to be both the beginning and end of Pinhead.
- This film will have an obviously bigger budget, with hopes to do things that the original could never do.
- The Weinstein Company is behind this.
- Clive will only serve as producer, as he was detailed saying that he'd feel too weird to direct a remake of his own movie.
- This is a remake of the classic 1987 Clive Barker film.