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

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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.

Source: Geek Tyrant
  • Crown

    This could be cool.

  • Evil_Nik

    The concept art definitely brings a darker look and feel to the film. Looks interesting.

  • Radicalex

    Agreed. Looks kinda cool. Hellraiser harbors such potential I hope this isn’t screwed up like the NOES remake when it is rebooted.

    Also, this sounds like a ton of trouble just for a pitch. I wonder who financed it.

  • lucie-with-a-gun

    the art looks nice but that design of pinhead is so lacking.
    dont know why the cenobites as a concept are so difficult for these artists to update or reinvision.
    they all look like they belong to a conan movie.
    the artist should be salivating with unspeakable dreams.
    theres so much there in the original novella.

  • Osc89

    Nice style, but needs to be light on the CGI. Awesome Cenobite design over huge CGI sets any day

  • Nightflyre9

    Interesting, but I can barely even navigate this site anymore. Three different browsers and this site moves at a snail’s pace with each one . . . pages take FOREVER to render and become scrollable. I’ve pretty much given up. I don’t know about anyone else but, for me, B-D has become virtually unusable.

  • ScarecrowX

    It should also be noted that this is an unsolicited pitch.

  • Steelgohst

    For intersted parties, the official facebook page for the proposed Hellraiser reboot is open for buisness :-) sneak peaks and latest information leading up to the release of the pitch trailer.. https://www.facebook.com/groups/hellraisershoot/