The long-gestating Hellraiser reboot has found its director in the form of V/H/S and Southbound’s David Bruckner.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bruckner’s hiring may have had a lot to do with the buzz coming off of his latest film, The Night House, which “…caused a stir at Sundance when Searchlight closed a $12 million deal to pick up worldwide rights. Bruckner also recently directed Netflix’s The Ritual and episodes of Shudder’s Creepshow.
In addition to the Bruckner announcement, Hellraiser’s screenplay will be written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. Collins and Piotrowski wrote the independent films, Super Dark Times and Stephanie.
The Hellraiser franchise counts ten films to its credit, as well as a number of Marvel Comics series (through their former Epic Comics imprint) from 1989 to 1994 before the license was picked up by Boom! Studios in 2010 and Seraphim Incorporated in 2017. The original movie was based on Clive Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart.
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