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Clive Barker Writing 'Hellraiser' Reboot For Dimension

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 25, 2013 11:40 AM
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The saga of the potential "Hellraiser" remake has more twists and turns than your average supernatural thriller about a haunted music box that unleashes grotesque monsters from a hellish alternate dimension. Basically, the Weinstein Company owns the rights to the franchise, but every few years that option threatens to expire, unless they make another movie, which goes a long way to explaining things like the direct-to-video "Hellraiser: Revelations," which utilizes reconstituted footage from other movies and looks like it was shot on a third generation iPhone over a long weekend. But it looks like the king is returning to the series: with original writer/director Clive Barker back to pen a new "Hellraiser" reboot for Dimension/Weinstein Company. Sounds spooky!

'Hellraiser' Is Headed To TV

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 4, 2012 10:24 AM
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More and more, it seems like some of the most interesting projects are arriving on television. "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead," for example, have both become critical darlings and ratings hits, but have both had the advantage of being based on a popular series of novels and a long-running comic book, respectively. Branding is still a huge part of selling TV shows, as news from the MipTV market in Cannes has revealed that series based on film franchise "Hellraiser" is in the works.
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'Hellraiser' Remake Loses 'Drive Angry' Team Todd Farmer & Patrick Lussier

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2011 9:01 AM
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We're not saying that it's "The Shining" or anything, but as far as horror movies go, the original "Hellraiser" was something a little different. Some truly innovative imagery, some original mythology, and a nasty little mood. Unfortunately, the series has been dragged into the mud by a series of increasingly awful direct-to-video sequels, leaving the franchise just as tarnished as any other over-extended horror series, and culminating in the imminent "Hellraiser: Revelations," denounced by creator Clive Barker, and made essentially as a way to hold on to the rights.

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