There is something very violent yet erotic about the music of Nine Inch Nails. Mixing harsh, electronic tonal elements with organic flavors, there might not be a more perfect movie franchise to compare it to than the Hellraiser series. That’s why the below video of Nine Inch Nails “Happiness In Slavery” (taken from the Fixed EP) mixed with footage and clips from Hellraiser II: Hellbound seems to work so beautifully. Given the stamp of approval from Clive Barker himself, it’s definitely worth checking out.
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).
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Yesterday was an interesting day, no? It was discovered that Dimension was screening Victor Garcia’s rushed Hellraiser: Revelations in a single solitary theater in Los Angeles, California (write your user reviews here). Upon confirming the story, we learned that this was actually a “cast and crew” screening that was open to the public. Big mistake. Bloody Disgusting’s Micah and BC infiltrated the screening and have returned with depressing news. Pinhead, and his franchise, continue to be dead.
Starring Steven Brand as the new Cenobite king, Sanny Van Heteren, Tracey Fairaway, Daniel Buran, and Devon Sorvari also were cast in the pic that follows two friends who unleash Pinhead.
While BC finishes up his review, inside you’ll find Micah’s thoughts that basically exclaim that at the least the gore is good. Sigh.
I just did a triple take. Apparently Dimension Films has secretly released two of their direct-to-disc titles in a lonely theater in California, today.
The Victor Garcia directed Revelations stars Steven Brand, Sanny Van Heteren, Tracey Fairaway, Daniel Buran, Devon Sorvari. It follows two friends who unleash Pinhead, who becomes their master of pain. Apparently, one of the friends has a change of heart. He backs out on his oath hoping to swap himself out with one of hi friend’s family members.
The Joel Soisson directed Children of the Corn, starring Barbara Nedeljakova, Billy Drago, Kelen Coleman and Tim Rock, begins on a trip to California, a family’s car overheats leaving them stranded in the home of a creepy couple and their kid.
Laster this week, Victor Garcia (interview) is getting back behind the camera for a few additional days of photography on Hellraiser: Revelations. Casting is underway with implications of adding some more deaths to the stand alone film. Penned by special effects artists Gary Tunnicliffe, the project was quickly assembled to avoid the Weinstein Company losing the rights to the franchise. Because of the urgency behind the shoot, Garcia was only allowed 2 weeks to film an entire movie. An additional few days could really help the end product. The plot will follow two friends who unleash Pinhead, who becomes their master of pain. Apparently, one of the friends has a change of heart. He backs out on his oath hoping to swap himself out with one of hi friend’s family members. Steven Brand, Sanny Van Heteren (interview), Tracey Fairaway, Daniel Buran, and Devon Sorvari all star.
Cenobites are, of course, the centerpiece of any Hellraiser film, so when B-D spoke with actress Sanny van Heteren about her role in the latest sequel, entitled Revelations, we had to ask which of our favorite extradimensional demons would be returning this go-round. The answer: three. Disappointed? Blame the studio. See, that rather skimpy number, according to van Heteren, is due to budget constraints. Of course, this news may further add to the skepticism of fans already bummed that Doug Bradley won’t be reprising his role as Pinhead for the first time in franchise history. So besides Pinhead, which Cenobites can we expect, anyway?