'Hellraiser' A Remake In Name Only

It appears that Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer's Hellraiser remake will be a remake in name only. Though the duo are rebooting the franchise, it is said that this installment will be a whole new story. Good for them.

At the time of this writing, Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer are in the middle of scripting Hellraiser for Dimension Films. To use the word "remake" to describe the project seems a bit wrong, as it appears the duo are crafting more of a "reboot."

"We're keeping it within the world of the box. What the box is and what the box does," Lussier told Shock Till You Drop today during a Drive Angry-related interview. Farmer interjected, "Clive's film is very personal. That's a difficult story for us to come in and re-tell."

"To go in and tell the story of Frank and the family wouldn't be right," added Lussier. "What we went in to pitch with at Dimension was to come at it from a different angle, but go into the same world and see things you haven't been able to see in the other movies. There have been so many films, how can we make this one different?"

The two are quite assert that, despite online reports, the film will not be PG-13. Said Lussier, "We had the contracts changed to specifically say we were delivering an R-rated film. The treatment we turned in, it was like, if you're expecting a happy ending, stop reading now."

Asked if there any familiar names in their redo - beyond Pinhead and the Lament Configuration - like "Julia" or "Kristy," Lussier and Farmer gave us no answer, but merely looked at each other and grinned.

Thanks to STYD.