As per his latest post on Facebook, to his acolytes & at the time of this writing; he is implementing a new Hellraiser! Perhaps, without all the CGI folderol. We’ll see about that. It’s the intention that is important.
[…] 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. 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.What can I tell you about it?Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first HELLRAISER. 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. So once the papers are signed , I will open a Lemarchand Configuration,dip my quill in its contents and start writing . […]
I’m sure that horror aficionados worldwide will be absolutely thrilled to hear this. The iconic Hellraiser, raised from Hell anew!
He is loved & admired by many, many… His is a gift of genius.