Bloody Disgusting conducted a lengthy interview with Clive Barker and offered some choice cuts on all his upcoming projects. The video game JERICHO, NIGHTBREED‘s missing footage, the FEAR ITSELF series and the HELLRAISER remake were among the many subjects covered. Below’s a few quotes on the HELLRAISER remake from Clive. Follow the link below for the rest of the scoops. Clive Barker’s latest novel MISTER B GONE is available now!
On the HELLRAISER remake, Clive seems to approve filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury fully. Barker talks a bit about how involved he is with the project, “I will watch over two Frenchmen who will remake it and only because I think they are two very splendid young men who made a fucking great movie,” he continues, “I like them both. I like the movie INSIDE. It’s very good, very bloody and they are very nice smart guys who have a commitment to the original movie.”
What B-D found interesting is how Barker doesn’t want his take on the story to be remade, he wants to see something fresh, “I think it’s all the more reason that they remake it; that they don’t take my version of the story. I had some specific suggestions, which I don’t want to spoil for you or anyone else, about how things might be taken up a notch or two. And you know S&M just isn’t what it used to be! So if we’re to do the whips and chains and the hooks we have to do them at a whole new level because I thinks its tired material.”