According to director Patrick Lussier, he and writer Todd Farmer are not interested in putting teens or Cenobites in Space in their upcoming remake of “Hellraiser”. In an interview with Moviefone to promote his upcoming Nicolas Cage crawls out of hell to run over bad guys movie “Drive Angry” (which also co-stars Amber Heard, who just happened to have been rumored to be fronting the teen-friendly “Hellraiser” remake), Lussier re-iterates the no-teens/no-Cenobites-in-space plans for the “Hellraiser” remake.
About the rumored cast of teens:
Oh, God no. No, no, we definitely did not want to do that. If you’re going to make a ‘Hellraiser’ movie… you’re basically looking at a franchise that went from Clive’s movie up to the ‘Hellraiser’-in-Space movie, ‘Bloodline,’ which had some great stuff in it, actually; the way it goes backwards and forwards in time, and Angelique is such an interesting character.
The thing is, it went on to do 4 or 5 sequels that were all smaller in tone and scope, so the idea was that if we’re going to do it, let’s be epic. There’s a part of this world that we’re never allowed to see because there’s never been the resources to show it, so let’s show it.
I am probably in the minority here, but I actually liked those small direct-to-DVD “Hellraiser” sequels that most people never saw. I always thought that, minus the big studio budget, the filmmakers did some very interesting things with the franchise, making great use of all those Eastern European locations and the Cenobite mythology as boogeyman in the real world. They’re not masterpieces by any stretch of the imagination, but visually and idea-wise, they were pretty decent entries, I thought.
In any case, Lussier is expected to tackle the “Hellraiser” remake with Todd Farmer. Their version is not to be confused with “Hellraiser: Revelations”, the latest direct-to-DVD sequel to the franchise. Yup, there are two “Hellraiser” movies coming out, and they have nothing whatsoever to do with one another. You can pretty much take it to the bank that Lussier’s version will be in 3D, though. Call it a hunch.