Hellraiser Reboot Finds Its Writing/Directing Team

The filmmaking team behind Sundance Film Festival sensation The Night House are reuniting to tackle Spyglass Media’s reboot of 1980s horror Hellraiser.


David Bruckner, will helm the feature which will have a screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski.

David Goyer, one of the producers of Night House, is writing the story and producing via his Phantom Four banner alongside Keith Levine.


Hellraiser was written and directed by Clive Barker, adapting his own novella, The Hellbound Heart.

The 1987 film centered on sexual deviant Frank (Sean Chapman) who inadvertently opens a portal to hell when he tinkers with a box he bought while abroad. The act unleashes gruesome beings called Cenobites, who tear Frank’s body apart. When Frank’s brother (Andrew Robinson) and his wife, Julia (Clare Higgins), move into Frank’s old house, they accidentally bring what is left of Frank back to life. Frank then convinces Julia, his one-time lover, to lure men back to the house so he can use their blood to reconstruct himself.

Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence), Larry’s daughter, discovers Frank’s puzzlebox which leads her to meet with the Cenobites, led by the Lead Cenobite (played by Doug Bradley and identified in the sequels as “Pinhead”).


The movie quickly achieved cult status, spawning a franchise that would encompass ten movies, comics, and Pinhead merchandise galore.


While details of Spyglass take were not revealed, the company is describing the reboot as “loyal, yet evolved”.

Spyglass is also developing the next Scream installment.


Get your copy of Hellraiser on Amazon now.

Check out our interview with Nicholas Vince (Chatterer cenobite)
Check out our footage of a Q&A with Doug Bradley at HorrorCon UK 2016

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