This is actually pretty good news... regarding the HELLRAISER remake!!!
Published at: Oct. 16, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. So, we've gone through tons of remakes now and I've vented a lot. I've also expressed my opinion that not all remakes are inherently bad ideas, but most of them come from a place of pure marketing without any sort of passion or interesting group attached.
The HELLRAISER remake has been in the pipe-line for a while. I can't say I've been really happy about that, but that was due to my feeling that whatever direction the remake went it wouldn't come close to capturing the pure horror and just wrongness Clive Barker's original did. I remember as a kid HELLRAISER standing out from every other horror movie. The production design, the gore, the monsters... somehow it was more real, yet incredibly stylized at the same time. It was one of the "really scary" movies, not just a jump scare slasher flick.
But the news hit today that a pair of French filmmakers, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, have been brought on to write and direct the remake. What's fascinating about that is they just did a film called INSIDE, which was one of the goriest and unflinchingly intense horror films that screened at FANTASTIC FEST. Once you've seen INSIDE then you'll be suddenly very interested to see to what lengths these sick fucks will go when playing around in Clive Barker's universe. This is a fascinating choice and one of the only choices that could get me excited for yet another horror remake. Don't fuck it up, Dimension.