Filmmaker Pascal Laugier (MARTYRS) is in final negotiations to write & direct the new HELLRAISER according to The Hollywood Reporter. Released in 1987, (and written & directed by Clive Barker) "HELLRAISER" told the story of an unfaithful wife who attempts to assist her dead lover in his escape from hell. The movie introduced viewers to a race of demons called Cenobites, most notably one nicknamed Pinhead — who became one of the most enduring horror characters of the decade — who was summoned using an antique puzzle box.
The article continues, Dimension has been hoping to relaunch the franchise for the past couple of years, first hiring Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (INSIDE) to write and direct a remake then tapping Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (FEAST 1, 2, SAW IV, SAW V) to write a new draft.
"This is a dream project for me," Laugier said. "I know Clive Barker’s work very well, and I would never betray what he has done. Fans are expecting a definitive ‘Hellraiser,’ and I don’t want to take that away from them."
Read the entire Hollywood Reporter article HERE. More details when we hear them.