One of the most influential horror franchises is set to receive the reboot treatment. As first reported by Deadline, a series based on the classic 1987 film Hellraiser is in the works at HBO with Halloween‘s David Gordon Green set to direct the pilot.
Written and directed by Clive Barker (Candyman), Hellraiser focuses on the resurrection of Frank played by Sean Chapman. Throughout the film’s events, Frank opens the door to an alternate dimension. Unfortunately, his body is torn to pieces by creatures known as Cenobites. However, when Frank’s brother and his wife Julia move into Frank’s old house, they accidentally bring Frank back to life. Frank convinces Julia to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to fully reconstruct himself. The film is based on the 1986 novella The Hellbound Heart written by Barker and inevitably launched 9 sequels over the last 30 years.
The series will be healed by Green with a script written by Mark Verheiden (Daredevil) and Michael Dougherty (Godzilla: King of Monsters). All three filmmakers will serve as executive producers of the series Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee. Additionally, Eastbound & Down star Danny McBride and Observe & Report director Jody Hill are on-board to produce as well.
Hellraiser‘s legacy has stretched for decades and has stood the test of time. In addition to its several sequels, the series has expanded to a number of comic books, video games, and novels. Remakes of the film have been in various stages of production since 2006 with several filmmakers attached at one time or another.
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