Hellraiser Rebooted Rather Than Remade

French director Pascal Laugier (“Martyrs”) says his upcoming “Hellraiser” will NOT be a remake but a ‘reboot’ according to an interview with FilmsActu that was translated by ‘Antoine’.

Mixing elements from both the first film and Clive Barker’s original “The Hellbound Heart” novella, both the characters of Frank and Julia will be present. The first draft of the script, written in French, is finished and is being translated in English.

Laugier, who admits he turned down an offer to direct “The Strangers” sequel, will then start to write the first draft of the adaptation of China Mieville’s short story “Details” for Paramount Vantage.