Spyglass Media Group will finance and develop the new Hellraiser film for global release. Meanwhile, Phantom Four’s Kevin Levine will produce the horror movie alongside Goyer.
Spyglass Media’s Gary Barber says the upcoming film will be a “loyal, yet evolved reimagining” of the 1987 classic written and directed by Clive Barker.
“Clive and I go back more than 30 years together,” Barber says in a statement. “For generations, his brilliantly twisted and imaginative Hellraiser haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead. David is the perfect storyteller to continue Clive’s vision for a new theatrical version of Hellraiser.”
Barker’s original Hellraiser is based on his novel The Hellbound Heart. The story follows Frank (Sean Chapman), who was resurrected after he opened a portal to hell and his body was ripped apart. He convinces his one-time lover and sister-in-law, Julia (Clare Higgins), to lure men to his house so he can use their blood to reconstruct his body. It looks just as romantic as it sounds.
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