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Clive Barker to Script the Hellraiser Remake

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Exciting news on the Hellraiser front broke tonight from Clive Barker himself. At around midnight (UK Time) Clive posted on his official facebook that he had been in meetings with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures regarding remaking the original Hellraiser and to make it even darker!

The outcome of these meetings resulted in the exciting news that it looks like Clive has been officially invited to write the script and to add to this great news Doug Bradley looks set to be in line to reprise his Pinhead roll!

Check out the official statement fromthe official facebook page http://www.facebook.com/officialclivebarkerHellraiser - Pinhead
HOT FROM HELL! My friends,I have some news which may be of interest to you. A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures,in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first HELLRAISER film. The idea of my coming back to the original film and telling the story with a fresh intensity-honoring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film-was attractive to Dimension. Today I have officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch.What can I tell you about it?Well, 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. So once the papers are signed , I will open a Lemarchand Configuration,dip my quill in its contents and start writing . I promise that there will be nowhere on the Internet where the news of my progress will be more reliable than here ,because the only author of these reports will be Your Infernal Corespondent ,me. My very best wishes to you all,my friends. Clive.




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