Clive Barker chatted recently with Entertainment Weekly about the revival of the Hellraiser movie franchise. He’s confirmed that he has finished the second draft of the script. He also stated that it will not only reboot the franchise, but help expand the story.
“I think the phrase is ‘reboot,’ although I’ve never really understood what that meant. I wanted to make sure we sounded some fresh notes.
The movie actually begins on Devil’s Island. I wanted to fold into the Hellraiser narrative something about the guy – the Frenchman Lemarchand – who made the mysterious box, which raises Pinhead.
I figured, ‘Well, what would have happened to him?’ He might well have been taken to Devil’s Island [a penal colony] and I thought that would be a pretty cool place to start the movie. We’re waiting for Bob [Weinstein] to come back to us and see when we’re going to actually make the movie.”