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By TK | Trade News | March 9, 2009 |


Well, it remains to be seen whether or not this is good news, so I’m not going to scream and yell quite yet. Or if it’s even news at all… Pascal Laugier is French director who is responsible for 2008’s seriously unhinged French language film Martyrs. He was also tapped to direct the remake of Hellraiser, which annoyed me to no end. Hellraiser is a far-from-perfect film, but it’s still one of my favorites from its time. It’s one of the smarter ones out there, the gore is prevalent but not clinical, and it’s got torture without getting porny about it.

Well, Laugier is now saying it won’t be a remake, but a reboot, containing “elements from both the first film and Clive Barker’s original “The Hellbound Heart” novella, (and) both the characters of Frank and Julia will be present.” So… how is that not a remake again? It strikes me as a pretty fine distinction. Regardless, I admit I am somewhat curious.

Then again, we all know what curiosity gets you…

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No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

The Box. You Opened It. We Came. / TK

Trade News | March 9, 2009 | Comments ()



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