It was over a year ago that we heard the rumors that eighties horror classic Hellraiser might be about to raise from its nightmarish slumber and get a Hellraiser Reboot, begging the question: Can Pinhead scare the crap out of a whole new generation?
Well, today we've got some very interesting news in regards to a possible reboot of the Hellraiser franchise. BloodyDisgusting is reporting that has been directing a pitch video alongside Paul Gerrard - the trailer for which is set to launch this Halloween, October 21, 2013. Here's the description for Hellraiser: Origins:
In July Paul Gerrard and Mike Le Han produced a teaser trailer to accompany the pitch document which has many more conceptual designs that revision Hellraiser. Paul designed the new look for Pinhead and was production designer on the shoot and Le Han pulled in all of his film resources and directed the teaser on the new Alex 4:3 camera with anamorphic lenses.
With a crew of 47 an over 100 bloodied extras, the shoot was completed and is now in the depths of post production with a massive amount of VFX work being undertaken. Method Studios, Fugitive Studios and Flipbook Animation are helming the chi/VFX with the talented Glen Southern designing (CG build of) the new Hellraiser box.
When the teaser is complete they'll be presenting it to Dimension Films along with an outline of the first film story and conceptual art pitch document with the hope to work on rebooting the Hell raiser franchise and bringing it into the 21st Century.
Pleeease, please green-light this. It's unclear whether or not the pitch was officially requested or not, but by the sounds of it - it's something to get excited about... What are your hopes for a Hellraiser reboot?