Hellraiser On The Remake Block

Credit: Variety

French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo have scared up the job of writing and directing a remake of Clive Barker’s 1987 horror film Hellraiser for Dimension Films. Barker will produce.

Dimension, which scored a hit with a redo of Halloween, has the same hopes for Hellraiser, the film that hatched a franchise around the pasty-faced Pinhead.

The original film revolved around a couple who move into an old house inhabited by the man’s eviscerated half-brother, who escaped hellish torture from the Cenobites but returned shorn of his skin. The Cenobites, who are triggered by a Rubik’s Cube-like puzzle device that unlocks the gates of hell, would like another meeting with the man.

Maury and Bustillo most recently directed the French fright film Inside, released last summer in France.

“Julien and Alex showed their incredible creative talent on Inside, and I’m excited to have them at the helm, working with Clive Barker, to create a fresh, suspenseful and scary reimagining of the classic tale,” said Weinstein Co. co-chairman Bob Weinstein.