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Take A Trip To Hell: Early ‘Hellraiser’ Concept Art!

I’m having trouble finding the actual source of the following (since nobody provides links anymore), but below you’ll find early concept art for the potential Hellraiser reboot, being developed at Dimension Films. The art was designed by Paul Gerrard (Wrath of the Titans, Battle: Los Angeles), and were created for a teaser trailer directed by Mike Le Han (Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room).

Here’s a description of the pitch: “In July Paul Gerrard and Mike Le Han produced a teaser trailer to accompany the pitch document which has many more conceptual designs that revision Hellraiser. Paul designed the new look for Pinhead and was production designer on the shoot and Le Han pulled in all of his film resources and directed the teaser on the new Alex 4:3 camera with anamorphic lenses.

With a crew of 47 an over 100 bloodied extras, the shoot was completed and is now in the depths of post production with a massive amount of VFX work being undertaken. Method Studios, Fugitive Studios and Flipbook Animation are helming the chi/VFX with the talented Glen Southern designing (CG build of) the new Hellraiser box.

When the teaser is complete they’ll be presenting it to Dimension Films along with an outline of the first film story and conceptual art pitch document with the hope to work on rebooting the Hell raiser franchise and bringing it into the 21st Century.

Now, it should be clear that Dimension is actively searching for writers and directors to remake Clive Barker’s classic, so these are just part of a pitch (that could easily be rejected by the incredibly indecisive Wienstein brothers). Platinum Dunes was once in the mix, and there’s no word on what the status is on director/writer duo Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer (My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry).

Check out three incredible pieces of concept art inside.




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