Dimension Films probeert al geruime tijd een Hellraiser remake te maken. In 2010 leek het er op dat het project ‘dood’ was, inmiddels wordt er echter wederom gekeken naar mogelijkheden. Het originele creatieve team is weer verzameld.
Clive Barker, de regisseur en scenarist van Hellraiser 1, zal het script van de remake gaan schrijven. Tevens willen de producerende Weinsteins broers dat Doug Bradley terug zal keren als de iconische Pinhead. Barker zei het volgende op Facebook:
“HOT FROM HELL! My friends, I have some news which may be of interest to you. A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures, in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first HELLRAISER film. The idea of my coming back to the original film and telling the story with a fresh intensity-honoring the structure and the designs from the first incarnation but hopefully creating an even darker and richer film-was attractive to Dimension. Today I have officially been invited to write the script based upon that pitch. What can I tell you about it? Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first HELLRAISER. Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley,and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed. So once the papers are signed, I will open a Lemarchand Configuration, dip my quill in its contents and start writing.”
De laatste Hellraiser film Hellraiser: Revelations was de negende uit de franchise.