There is a potential Hellraiser reboot on the horizon, I say potential because the project has been in development limbo for quite some time so it’s hard to tell if this film is ever going to come to life. The early concept art shows some great visuals and looks like the film actually has some great potential. From art designer Paul Gerrard (Battle: Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) it seems like he’s taken the already dark atmosphere of the Hellraiser world and made it even darker.
The concept art was created for a teaser trailer that they used to pitch the studios. Here is what the pitch entailed:
“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 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.”
It’s suspected that Dimension is currently looking for a writer and director for the upcoming remake of Clive Barker’s classic. Take a look at the very early concept art that I’m sure Pinhead himself would give the seal of approval.