‘Drive Angry’ Director to Bring the Pain with ‘Hellraiser’ Remake!


Director Patrick Lussier and writer Todd Farmer, the mad geniuses behind 3-D thrill rides Drive Angry and My Bloody Valentine, have been tapped by Dimension Films to reboot Clive Barker’s beloved 1987 frightener Hellraiser.

Lussier tells Moviefone:

We want to pull from the world that Clive created. Specifically that’s what we wanted to do. In that original film he opened so many interesting doorways and opportunities that that’s what we want to explore– always keeping in mind what he had done and how he did it and just working within that world.

The idea was that if we’re going to do it, let’s be epic. There’s a part of this world that we’re never allowed to see because there’s never been the resources to show it, so let’s show it.

Lussier goes on to dispel rumors that the Hellraiser reboot would be teen oriented. He does not, however, confirm or deny if his Drive Angry star Amber Heard will star in the film. Here’s hoping Doug Bradley is brought back to portray Cenobite leader Pinhead.

Dimension Films has also got a straight-to-DVD Hellraiser flick coming down the pike entitled Hellraiser: Revelations. It stars former “La Femme Nikita” TV starlet Peta Wilson.

The original Hellraiser film is the only one in the franchise directed by creator Clive Barker (it was based on his novella “The Hellbound Heart”). The 57-year-old British author regrettably sold the rights to the Hellraiser universe before the first film hit theaters in 1987.

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