Clive Barker Says Pascal Laugier is Off the Hellraiser Remake
What's going on with that Hellraiser remake that Dimension Films is working on? Anything? Last we heard, Martyrs director Pascal Laugier was attached to direct the new Hellraiser. Not so fast, though. Word coming from the Twitter account run by Clive Barker is that Laugier is no longer involved. "Pascal Laugier is regrettably no longer on the Hellraiser remake. I think Martyrs is extraordinary," Barker said on Tuesday. "I don't know much more. I mean why would anyone tell me? I mostly discover these things here or through friends who still buy the trades." Barker adds: "Sorry, did that sound cynical? Yeah? Good."
Back in March, when STYD talked with Barker, he expressed his supporter of Laugier. "I'm very excited at the idea of [Laugier] doing it. Pascal is a very talented filmmaker," he said. "I am completely open and ready to be blown away." We're not sure what happened or why Laugier left (or was fired), but it seems that Dimension is now going all the way back to the drawing board yet again (in a previous iteration, French directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury were attached, too) and looking for new writers. I have a sinking feeling that this Hellraiser remake may never go into production. But maybe that's all for the better?