The long-awaited Hellraiser reboot has found a home–Hulu reportedly will stream the update on the classic chiller.
The remake–from director David Bruckner (The Night House) and screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski–will go straight to the streamer, as reported by wegotthiscovered.com, as opposed to hitting the Silver Screen.
Very little else is known about the new film at this point in time, including what impact series creator Clive Barker may–or may not–have on the reboot. As reported here in Horror News Network, Barker late last year regained the U.S. rights to the original 1987 Hellraiser.
Speaking of the film that kickstarted the Hellraiser craze, that first movie was written and directed by Barker (adapted from his 1986 novella The Hellbound Heart) and produced by Christopher Figg.
The original film dealt with a mystical puzzle box which summoned the Cenobites, eerie sadomasochistic beings who do not know the difference between pain and pleasure. These lovely creatures are led (of course) by the iconic Pinhead, played by Doug Bradley.
Hellraiser received very mixed reviews from critics–ranging from “dark and terrifying” and “well-made and well-acted” to “dreary and without wit, style or reason”. But the film–which gave birth to nine sequels–raked in $14.6 million on a budget of just $1 million.
In related news, HBO Max is planning a Hellraiser small screen adaptation, with Barker on board as an executive producer. The pilot (and several other episodes) will be directed by David Gordon Green (of Halloween fame), with scripts being handled by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat) and Mark Verheiden (Swamp Thing).
Keep reading Horror News Network for all future updates on the new reboot of Hellraiser on Hulu.