Cool Conceprt Art from the 'Hellraiser' Remake That May Not Happen
by Ethan Anderton
September 9, 2011
We've seen a terrible trailer for the awful-looking sequel Hellraiser: Revelations, but a remake of the original Hellraiser film from Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier (of My Bloody Valentine 3D and Drive Angry 3D) was supposedly still on the way. Well, Shock Til You Drop has recently learned from attendees of the Still Screaming event in LA that both the filmmakers were telling inquiring minds that it was unlikely that the remake was going to happen with the duo involved. However, the same online horror gurus have rounded up some concept art for Farmer and Lusser's new take on Pinhead, and it's pretty twisted stuff.
Here's the concept art from the remake of Hellraiser via Shock Til You Drop:
With this kind of concept art, it's hard to see why the project isn't moving forward, unless it's just not what Dimenson Films is looking for in a franchise reboot. This news comes after plenty of work has been done by both filmmakers on a number of different drafts with various takes on Pinhead's terror. While I admit these Cenobite designs are pretty cool, they do seem a bit derivative. The female Pinhead accomplice looks more like the Borg Queen from Star Trek: First Contact and the new male Cenobite looks like a mix between Bane and a bunch of Mortal Kombat characters. And finally Pinhead just has too much of a phallic neck-piece surrounding his head almost like a Conehead from "Saturday Night Live." Thoughts?