“Hellraiser: Origins” Pitch Concept; Trailer

November 7, 2013

Dimension has planned for nearly a decade to reboot the HELLRAISER franchise, a plan that fell apart after a series of disagreements between the company and hired talent. Recently, creator Clive Barker announced that he will be writing the script for the reboot.

However, until that news was recently announced, filmmaker Mike Le Han put together an impressive crew (including Wrath of the Titans concept artist Paul Gerrard) and filmed a trailer for the movie he hoped to someday make.  Titled Hellraiser: Origins, the trailer serves as a pitch video for Dimension, and Le Han believes that his vision is strong enough to get the attention of the company. Check it out below.

Head over to the Hellraiser: Origins website to learn more, and see tons of awesome concept art, behind the scenes images, and promotional posters.


Here’s a letter to fans from Clive posted on his official Facebook:

“HOT FROM HELL! My friends,I have some news which may be of interest to you. A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures, in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first ‘Hellraiser’ film. The idea of my coming back to the original film and telling the story with a fresh intensity-honoring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film-was attractive to Dimension.

Today I have officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch.

What can I tell you about it?

Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first ‘Hellraiser’. Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley, and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed. So once the papers are signed, I will open a Lemarchand Configuration, dip my quill in its contents and start writing.

I promise that there will be nowhere on the Internet where the news of my progress will be more reliable than here, because the only author of these reports will be Your Infernal Corespondent, me. My very best wishes to you all, my friends.

Clive.”

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