David S. Goyer has been tasked to write and produce the upcoming reboot of ‘Hellraiser’ for Spyglass Media Group.
The original ‘Hellraiser’ was released in 1987 and was written and directed by Clive Barker, the horror followed sexual deviant Frank (Sean Chapman) who inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he tinkers with a box he bought while abroad. The act unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, who tear Frank’s body apart. When Frank’s brother (Andrew Robinson) and his wife, Julia (Clare Higgins), move into Frank’s old house, they accidentally bring what is left of Frank back to life. Frank then convinces Julia, his one-time lover, to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to reconstruct himself.
As well as giving birth to the horrifying image of Pinhead, it went on to spawn nine sequels the first seven of which featured Doug Bradley reprising his role as the lead Cenobite Pinhead.
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Spyglass chairman and CEO Gary Barber stated: “For generations, his (Barker’s) brilliantly twisted and imaginative Hellraiser haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead.”
Goyer made his name on Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy and went on to write ‘Man of Steel’. His other credits include 2004’s ‘Blade: Trinity’, the 2009 horror film ‘The Unborn’ and episodes of Starz’s ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’, which he created. He has also had a hand in the upcoming ‘Masters of the Universe’, ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ which sees Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reunite and Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman’.