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Clive Barker planning ‘Hellraiser’ remake with Doug Bradley as Pinhead
Clive Barker is planning a return trip to hell.
The writer-artist-filmmaker plans to remake his 1987 breakthrough horror film "Hellraiser," with original star Doug Bradley returning as the creepy Pinhead. Dimension will finance and distribute the film.
"Today I have officially been invited to write the script…" Barker wrote on his Facebook page. "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."
"Dimension confirmed that they are purely interested in an R rated picture," he added.
It will be the first film in nearly 20 years for Barker, who hasn't directed a film since 1995's "Lord of Illusions." He produced three "Hellraiser" sequels in the '90s.
Fans will be happy to hear that Barker isn't planning on taking another long break after the new "Hellraiser" is completed.
"Somebody else asked why I'm not writing something original," he further revealed. "The answer is that I am. After HELLRAISER I intend to write and direct a completely new horror movie, which will mingle graphic horror and erotic content, to create an unrated film which will push the envelope of extreme content further than ever..."