Just about everything that once scared the heck out of you is being remade -- presumably to scar your later years, or possibly just to keep you ranting about remakes for the rest of your life. A remake of the iconic "Hellraiser" was announced last year, but it hasn't really come together. Directors came and went and rumors swirled, but now it looks like progress is being made.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pascal Laugier is in talks to write and direct it for Dimension Films. This will be the third time "Hellraiser" has undergone a rewrite, so hopefully it'll be the charm.
Laugier certainly has the controversial reputation neccessary to tackle this. His last film, "Martyrs," has divided audiences with its unrelenting violence and torture. People have reportedly fainted at screenings. If you're going to pick a new director for an S&M horror, where people are flayed apart by chains, it should probably be the one who caused faintings.
He's certainly enthusiatic, and eager to do justice to the franchise. "This is a dream project for me. I know Clive Barker's work very well, and I would never betray what he has done. Fans are expecting a definitive "Hellraiser," and I don't want to take that away from them."
Well, Pinhead fans -- do you think Clive Barker's freaky fantasy should be left alone, or are you eager to see this updated with new effects and gore?