The upcoming Hellraiser reboot from Spyglass Media has found a new team of writers and a director to helm the project.
The Hellraiser franchise is perhaps one of the longest-running horror franchises in history. Written and directed by Clive Barker, the original Hellraiser was released in 1987 and was based on Barker’s own novella, The Hellbound Heart. The franchise had an additional nine installments of varying quality. Talks of a franchise reboot had cropped up as early as 2010 but none of the efforts seemed to yield any fruit until now.
The Hellraiser franchise itself focuses on a puzzle box that, when solved, opens a door to another dimension. The world itself is a twisted dimension full of creatures known as cenobites who bring in those who solve the box to this world to essentially torture them for all eternity. The plot of the first film focuses on a man who escaped this world and has his brother’s wife bring him men to kill, so he can regenerate his ruined body. Now it seems we’ll finally be getting a modern take on this story.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Hellraiser reboot has added David Bruckner as director. The script for the film will be co-written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski who had recently worked with Bruckner on his latest film, The Night House, which is due for release later this year. The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer will also be writing the story and producing the film. A release date for the upcoming Hellraiser reboot has not been announced.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter