Spyglass Media Group has recruited David S. Goyer to produce and write the story for what is being described as a “loyal, yet evolved reimagining” of writer-director Clive Barker’s original 1987 horror classic. Spyglass will finance, develop and fast track the film for worldwide theatrical distribution.
“Clive and I go back more than 30 years together,” said Spyglass CEO Gary Barber in a statement. “For generations, his brilliantly twisted and imaginative Hellraiser haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead. David is the perfect storyteller to continue Clive’s vision for a new theatrical version of Hellraiser.”
“I’ve been a fan of Clive’s work since the original Books of Blood paperbacks and The Hellbound Heart novella,” said Goyer, whose other credits include writing and directing 2004’s superhero sequel, Blade: Trinity. “Having the chance to reimagine Pinhead and the Cenobites for a new audience is a nightmare-come-true. Gary is a true fan as well and we’re committed to making something dark and visceral.” Keith Levine will produce the Hellraiser reboot alongside Goyer, under the Phantom Four banner.