Hellraiser reboot, Coming to the big screen?

Horror news today says David Goyer, writer for the Dark Knight is working on a new Hellraiser reboot.  Before we get in to that, it may sound good but, I do have my worries….Why?  I do not trust David Goyer.  Being a lifelong Batman fan, reader of the comics and so many viewings of movies and cartoons of different kind.  I was not and still to this day do not like what he did with Batman.  But, on the other hand, it had a lot to do with the direction as most movies do.  Also, Goyer did write Blade and Blade II, so that is a good sign.

Now, what is being reported Goyer has teamed with Spyglass Media Group to re-imagine Clive Barker’s story.  Now, does that mean, the story the Hellobound Heart or the 1987 film, Hellraiser?  Goyer is writing and producing the film and as far as we can tell, no director is attached, although he has directed films before, Blade Trinity the most notable, but a couple of horror films, kinda,

That is the biggest question to me, Pinhead himself was really not in the book at all.  Chairman and CEO of Spyglass, Gary Barber said Goyer is the right story teller.

Gary Barber

“For generations, his (Barker’s) brilliantly twisted and imaginative Hellraiser haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead.”

Chris Stone, vp of development and production for Spyglass, will oversee the project.

“Having the chance to reimagine Pinhead and the Cenobites for a new audience is a nightmare-come-true. Gary is a true fan as well, and we’re committed to making something dark and visceral,”

David Goyer himself said this

“I’ve been a fan of Clive’s work since the original Books of Blood paperbacks and The Hellbound Heart novella. Having the chance to reimagine Pinhead and the Cenobites for a new audience is a nightmare-come-true. Gary is a true fan as well and we’re committed to making something dark and visceral.”

I am not certain, but it sounds like Gary Barber is expecting Pinhead back in the mix.  It will be nice to see Pinhead back on the big screen, which a good portion of us have never seen Hellraiser, no Pinhead on the big screen.  The last time we saw a Hellraiser movie, it was Judgement, which is not terrible, but not great.

This also seems to but a damper on the chances of Blumhouse getting their hands on the Hellraiser franchise.

Check out our Hellraiser films ranked list here

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I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)