Hellraiser remake gets another director

Pascal Laugier is the latest to take on the job

Dimension films has hired Martyrs director Pascal Laugier to write and direct its Hellraiser remake.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll be tackling the same tale as in 1987’s original based on Clive Barker’s tale, which finds a cheating wife trying to rescue her dead lover from hell.

The film’s iconic demon creations, the Cenobites, went on to spawn three film sequels and several direct-to-video follow-ups.

Revolving door of filmmakers

French helmer Laugier becomes the latest in a line of filmmakers who have been approached to do the job, including Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo and Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton.

"This is a dream project for me," Laugier says. "I know Clive Barker's work very well, and I would never betray what he has done. Fans are expecting a definitive Hellraiser, and I don't want to take that away from them."

Let’s hope the dream doesn’t become a nightmare.
 

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