Back in August 2012 we told you about a pitch being created to sell Dimension on a reboot of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, while also sharing some awesome concept art. Behind the art was 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”).
That was sort of the last we heard, until today. Bloody reader Fabien M. tipped me off to this Facebook, which teases an October 31 launch for the promised “pitch trailer” for Hellraiser: Origins. Gerrard created some absolutely incredible artwork to build up the launch, which also counts down on an official website.
Here’s a description of the pitch for August 2012:
“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.”
*Important Note: It should be pointed out that as of this writing, this is known as a fan-made trailer behind assembled with the hopes of catching Dimension’s attention. It’s unclear to us if Dimension or the Weinstein brothers have actually requested this pitch, although we’re assuming the answer is “no”. Thus, there is nothing official about what is coming, other than the excitement of seeing a really cool fan-made pitch that will hopefully blow our collective minds… Pinhead deserves to be resurrected.