Good News! The internet is kind of trippin right now as varied reports are surfacing that a new ‘Hellraiser’ movie has gone into production. You’d think there would be a big announcement or something but no. Many believe this is a rush job so Dimension Films can hold onto their rights to to the franchise and avoid losing them like they did with ‘Halloween’. Parts of those deals require the studio to film a certain number of remakes to hold onto the contract otherwise the rights are returned to the original owner.
The way the media found out about it was through an interview with Heather Lagenkamp for Scare Tissue. Langenkamp reveals she begins filming a role in the new Hellraiser next week.
“I actually have an opportunity to play a small part in Hellraiser. I’m so excited about it. I go next week to do the shooting…” she said. “The script is amazing and that I got the part is something that I find incredible.”
When asked who was behind the camera, Langenkamp revealed: “It’s Gary Tunnicliffe, who did all the makeup for all these years. They gave him an opportunity to direct the movie. I think it’s going to be pretty outstanding.
While Langenkamp specifically calls it a Hellraiser film, it’s filming under the title of Judgment, reports NewsOK, who says shooting began today in Oklahoma City and Guthri.
Judgment, which we’re also being told is going by the moniker Strike Accord, features a police officer’s pursuit of a serial killer who undergoes a final accounting of his soul by creatures of the underworld. Ahem, creatures of the underworld? CENOBITES?!
Bad news! Doug Bradley, who played Pinhead in every installment from Hellraiser (1987) to Hellraiser VIII: Hellworld (2005), will not be joining the party this time.
In a Facebook post, Doug Bradley addressed his fans about the news.
“Ladies, Gentlemen and Others, I gather word is beginning to spread about the new Hellraiser movie which is, apparently, already shooting.
First, a point of clarification. This is the first time I have said anything about this. Anything else you have heard me say about any proposed Hellraiser film refers to the constantly rumored remake. And, for the record, I still know nothing about that.
First I heard about this new film was around Christmas in a phone call from Gary Tunnicliffe, who was my make-up artist on Bloodline through Hellworld. Gary, you may recall, also wrote the screenplay for Revelations. He has written and is directing this new effort. I can also assert, contrary to some rumours I’ve already seen, that Clive Barker is not involved with this in any way, shape or form.
Gary said he would send me a copy of the script when he had completed a second draft, but before I could be allowed to set eyes on the precious document, I was required to sign a gagging order. This was a three page document preventing me from talking about the script ‘in restrooms’, ‘on elevators’, ‘in restaurants’ or ‘in cellular telephone conversations which may be overheard’. There was also dark reference to ‘people talking out of turn at conventions’. I read this thing in disbelief, and informed Gary I would not be signing it.
And that’s that. Clearly, I am deemed too much of a security risk to be allowed to read a Hellraiser script. People are starving to death in Syria and they’re worried about me talking about a Hellraiser movie? Get a fucking grip. Can you say ‘sense of proportion’?
Anyway, story short: a new movie is happening and I have nothing do with it. I was unable to make a decision about it because I was not allowed to read the script, unlike Revelations where I made a conscious decision not to do the movie based on the motives for making it and the poor quality of the script.
And that’s everything.
Peace and Pain, Doug”
Very cool another ‘Hellraiser’ is being made but very sad that it’s without Doug Bradley.
source: Bloody Disgusting