Spyglass Media Group has announced that their debut project will be a re-imagining of clive Barker’s Hellraiser franchise.
The original movie was based on Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart and followed the resurrection of Frank, who opens a door to another dimension and saw his body destroyed by the Cenobites, who are creatures from Hell that grant sadomasochistic pleasures to those who call upon them. The most notable of them is Pinhead (who is the face of Hellraiser). Years later, Frank’s brother Larry moves into their late mother’s abandoned house with new wife Julia. He has an accident, which triggers Frank’s resurrection, and soon enables the Cenobites to come forth again.
David S. Goyer will produce and write the new film. He had this to say about the project.
“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 (Gary Barber Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spyglass) is a true fan as well and we’re committed to making something dark and visceral.”
Over three decades franchise has spawned ten films as well as a number of graphic novels.