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Hellraiser remake to be written by Clive Barker and will star Doug Bradley as Pinhead!

Oct. 24, 2013by: Ryan Miller

Clive Barker took to Facebook today to drop some fantastic news as he has announced that he will be writing a new script for a HELLRAISER remake, his 1987 directorial debut. And not only will Barker write the new screenplay, but he has secured an agreement from distributor Weinstein Co. for the one and only Doug Bradley to reprise his role as the iconic villain Pinhead.

There's even better news though, here's what Barker had to say:

Today I have officially been invited to write the script…” Barker wrote. “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.

Now this is a remake I can see fans rallying behind. If you're gonna re-visit an iconic film like HELLRAISER then there's no better way to bring it back to life than with its original talent involved. And to top it all off, Barker is taking the practical effects route once again which brings a huge smile to my horror loving face. There you have it, Pinhead will terrorize the silver screen once again by the hands of Clive Barker and Doug Bradley. It's about to get wet in here folks!

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7:17AM on 10/25/2013
Even though a remake's not needed Barker and Bradley on board actually has me interested, will have to wait and see who they cast and get to direct.
Even though a remake's not needed Barker and Bradley on board actually has me interested, will have to wait and see who they cast and get to direct.
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9:26AM on 10/25/2013
I'm a big Hellraiser fan. I even have a poster signed by both Clive Barker and Doug Bradley and it was one of the best days of my life. Having said that we all know a remake is inevitable but having just seen the Carrie remake it makes me mad that they make the same movie again instead of taking it in a new direction. I'm excited that the creator of Hellraiser is now on board with the remake and it will be even better if he does in fact take it in a new direction and show us something unique
I'm a big Hellraiser fan. I even have a poster signed by both Clive Barker and Doug Bradley and it was one of the best days of my life. Having said that we all know a remake is inevitable but having just seen the Carrie remake it makes me mad that they make the same movie again instead of taking it in a new direction. I'm excited that the creator of Hellraiser is now on board with the remake and it will be even better if he does in fact take it in a new direction and show us something unique instead of doing what Michael Haneke did with Funny Games.
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10:31AM on 10/25/2013

And who will direct?

How bout Alexandre Aja?
How bout Alexandre Aja?
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5:15AM on 10/26/2013
I agree with Matrix and Dude. No point making the same movie with the same people. I am intrigued to see what Barker does and to know they want to stay with practical effects. But part of what had me excited was possibly being able to see a closer adaptation of the original story The Hellbound Heart. I think the pinhead character in the book was described as the type of character that would be very eerie and ominous on screen if done properly with the right actor. I love Bradley as Pinhead I
I agree with Matrix and Dude. No point making the same movie with the same people. I am intrigued to see what Barker does and to know they want to stay with practical effects. But part of what had me excited was possibly being able to see a closer adaptation of the original story The Hellbound Heart. I think the pinhead character in the book was described as the type of character that would be very eerie and ominous on screen if done properly with the right actor. I love Bradley as Pinhead I just dont see a point in doing a "remake" if you are just going to do the same thing you did before only with a larger budget.
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10:58PM on 10/24/2013
Why hire the same people who already made that movie just to remake it. At this point maybe just make a new sequel or even better, something new. Just defeats the purpose of a remake if you are getting the same (main) people.
Why hire the same people who already made that movie just to remake it. At this point maybe just make a new sequel or even better, something new. Just defeats the purpose of a remake if you are getting the same (main) people.
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10:25PM on 10/24/2013
Sorry but I'm against this. Barker and Bradley made their big screen version of the film already. Why do it again. It defeats the purpose of a remake altogether.
Sorry but I'm against this. Barker and Bradley made their big screen version of the film already. Why do it again. It defeats the purpose of a remake altogether.
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