Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier Confirmed for HELLRAISER Reboot

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After years in gestation, Dimension’s reboot of Clive Barker’s sadomasochistic classic Hellraiser is headed to screens. And while many different writers and directors have been rumored for the project, several inside sources at the studio have now confirmed exclusively to Collider that it is Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier, NOT Christian E. Christiansen who will be sheparding this Hellbound Heart.

Read on for what we know…

Bloody-Disgusting broke news yesterday that Christian E. Christiansen director of the upcoming The Roommate would be helming the project, but new sources have confirmed to Collider that it is in fact Todd Farmer who will write the picture with frequent collaborator and director Patrick Lussier. The duo previously worked together on My Bloody Valentine 3D and the upcoming Nic Cage action film Drive Angry 3D. They also worked on an aborted version of Halloween 3D.

Christiansen had been in the running for the film previously, as had Saw IV-VII scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, and prominent figures in the new wave of French horror Alexandre Bustillo and Pascal Laugier, amongst others.

The new film is being developed alongside Hellraiser Revelations, which is a Direct-to-Video incarnation of the series designed to keep the rights in the Weinstein brother’s hands.

The theatrical film focused young adults encountering Pinhead in previous drafts, some of which included massive fantasy elements ala Hellboy II, while others functioned as loose remakes of Nightmare on Elm Street starring Pinhead. This latest iteration is likely to keep the young adult spin, but, as all of Farmer and Lussier’s previous collaborations have be Hard-R’s it remains unclear if it will head into the PG-13 territory that that appointment of Christensen would have almost certainly lead to. The lovely, and surprisingly well read Amber Heard has been rumored to star.

More as it comes.

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  • Stanley

    I’m pretty sure the reboot is gonna suck, I don’t expect it to be any good at all.

  • Chevguy83

    I would only be interested in the movie if Clive Barker had a large role in the production/ and or writing of the script. No more reboots! I would like the next one to pick up where the first one left off and ditch the other ones.

  • Liam

    I could get behind Farmer doing the remake, but how does this line up with the new “It’s gonna be PG13″ news?? I don’t see Farmer and PG13 working out so well…

  • http://southern4life.blogspot.com wondermann

    Only Clive can do this

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  • Tom

    If you’ve read Clive Barker then you know this is one sick twisted individual. WHen I saw the original at the theaters there was nothing for the mainstream audience like it in terms of gore or the twisted things you saw happening on the screen. I loved the first two movies and just hope that either Clive Barker has some sort of approval over the plot or that it is kept true to it’s original. I’d like to see Rob Zombie do it. He’s been hit and miss with his movies but he’s definitely got the sick mind that this movies demands to be redone correctly.

  • Tom

    If you’ve read Clive Barker then you know this is one sick twisted individual. WHen I saw the original at the theaters there was nothing for the mainstream audience like it in terms of gore or the twisted things you saw happening on the screen. I loved the first two movies and just hope that either Clive Barker has some sort of approval over the plot or that it is kept true to it’s original. I’d like to see Rob Zombie do it. He’s been hit and miss with his movies but he’s definitely got the sick mind that this movies demands to be redone correctly.

    • Chevguy83

      The only problem with Rob Zombie is that he tends to go over the top and lacks subtlety at times, but he has great ideas. If somehow Barker’s cerebral horror could be combined with Zombie’s more visceral take on horror, the movie could be brilliant.

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  • Horror_Addict

    STOP WITH THE REBOOTING OF GREAT HORROR MOVIES, comon just enough, don’t make’em worse with the trashy remake’s, leave the classic one’s alone, they better NOT even think of rebooting this great film, let’s see here, the Friday the 13th remake= trash, the nightmare remake= trash, and this hellraiser is gonna suck just like the past ones did.

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