David S. Goyer Set to Raise Some Hell with Clive Barker Classic

David S. Goyer Set to Raise Some Hell with Clive Barker Classic

Brass Huevos (n.) – The act of approaching a legend in his or her field and say, “Meh. I can do better.”

Would you be so brave to be able to do that? Pick the GOAT in your industry. Think about that person. Now see yourself walking up to that person singing the Annie Get Your Gun 1946 classic: “Anything you can do, I can do better.”

clive pinheadWalking around with egg-shaped orbs in your shorts would be difficult if you were approaching, say, the modern-day master of horror Clive Barker.

One such person who isn’t intimidated about rebooting anything this guy touched is David S. Goyer. The gifted scribe of film made quite the name for himself behind several fan favorites in geek circles: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman, and the Syfy runaway TV hit Krypton.

To wit, Spyglass Media Groups has announced Goyer is rebooting one of horror’s most infamous villains Pinhead, star of the Hellraiser franchise. For 30 years (yes, really), 10 films, several graphic novels, and merchandise still on toy shelves, we have known about Pinhead and the Cenobites, his sibling demonic spawn.

Speaking of spawn, the original film was based on Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart. Goyer was inspired considerably by that book.

“I’ve been a fan of Clive’s work since the original Books of Blood paperbacks and The Hellbound Heart novella,” Goyer said in a statement. “Having the chance to re-imagine Pinhead and the Cenobites for a new audience is a nightmare-come-true. Gary [Barber, CEO of Spyglass] is a true fan as well and we’re committed to making something dark and visceral.”

Barber is said to be fast-tracking this plan to production. While there are no real details about what Goyer will write and reshape some dank memories of horror movies, there is plenty of imagination to make this into the biggest horror resurrection since Michael Myers donned the mask again in Halloween (2018).

What do you think? Can it work? Will Barker’s vision be the champion or curse of this project? Whatever the case, Pinhead should find a new audience home with lonely housewives everywhere.

Yeah, them. All those chains. All that leather. Remind anyone of Fifty Shades of Grey?


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