Date: 13th April 2020
David Bruckner has been set as director of the upcoming reboot of the “Hellraiser” franchise at Spyglass Entertainment.
Spyglass Media are responsible for the new picture, which is said to be a “reimagination” of Clive Barker’s 1987 original. And while reassuring any fans worried that the reboot would dilute the franchise’s graphic content, Bruckner has now confirmed on social media that he won’t be holding back.
Bruckner will re-team with screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, who he worked with on his latest movie The Night House. It was previously revealed that David S. Goyer had been hired to pen the screenplay. It's said that Goyer wrote the story and is remaining on board as a producer.
The original 1987 film was based upon Clive Barker’s novella “The Hellbound Heart” and made a tidy $14 million off a $1 million budget. The film, and subsequent series, dealt with a puzzle box that called forth the cenobites (demons from Hell). The series was famous for its often extreme, yet imaginative gore.
Source: Press Release