This Halloween will see a fan-made pitch trailer for Hellraiser: Origins released online, in order to gain the interest of Dimension films.
There have been rumours of a Hellraiser remake for some time, given the trend for remaking classic horror movies lately; we’re surprised it’s taken this long. Not everybody has been crying out for a new version of the film – Doug Bradley, who has played Pinhead in the original 1987 classic and another 7 sequels, has shown his disdain publicly at the prospect of the film being remade. Bradley even turned down 2011’s Hellraiser: Revelations due to him disliking the script.
This hasn’t stopped Mike Le Han though, as he has made a trailer for Hellraiser: Origins. If the teaser tantalises those at Dimension, a full movie could very well be commissioned.
According to the Hellraiser: Origins Facebook page, a lot of work has been put into the trailer.
“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.”
The trailer will be made readily available to view on October 31st. Hopefully, Screen Critix will have it here.