Inside Directors Speak on Hellraiser

So you want some more details on the “Hellraiser” project from the "Inside" ("À l'intérieur") directors? I sat down with them this week at the 40th Sitges Film Festival and got some additional details. A full interview with them on "Inside" will be posted from me next week.

BLAKE: So your doing “Hellraiser” next?

JULIEN MAURY: Maybe.

ALEXANDRE BUSTILLO: We are actually writing the script right now and we don’t want to remake exactly the Cliver Barker movie. We have met Clive and told him what we want to do with “Hellraiser” and he said, “It’s f**king good do it!” We are happy to have his benediction. It will not be a remake. It will still be called “Hellraiser” and it will have a new Pinhead.

JULIEN MAURY: It’s more of an adaptation.

ALEXANDRE BUSTILLO: With our vision we want to be very fair to the cinephile fans of “Hellraiser.” We want to make something very different and something new with it.

JULIEN MAURY: Clive is 100% behind us and that makes us really assured.

ALEXANDRE BUSTILLO: It will be very different. It won’t be like the original “Hellraiser” or that series of movies. We are big fans of the original but we don’t want to do it as a remake since that would be complete nonsense to do [or approach] it that way. Our story is very very different I promise! It will be cool!

(Julien momentarily pretends to be Pinhead)

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