With news of Clive Barker’s upcoming Hellraiser remake still reverberating around the Horror community, another Hellraiser related project has appeared: Hellraiser Origins.
Paul Gerrard and Mike Le Han have conceived a completely new take on the world of Hellraiser, including a new look for Pinhead. Alongside concept art and promo posters, they’ve also produced a trailer for their concept (see below).
The trailer is well produced, and the pair have clearly utilised their experience within the industry. Quite how ‘Hellraiser Origins’ would fit with Barker’s own announced remake remains to be seen. Changing Pinhead’s look is a first in the history of the character, with the leader of the cenobites one of the most recognisible characters in horror cinema thanks to the make up FX of Bob Keen, based on Clive Barker’s original concept.
The Hellraiser Origins website has the following statement:
From Paul Gerrard (Wrath Of The Titans, Battle LA, TMNT) and Mike Le Han (Mrs Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room) comes a re-imagining of the Hellraiser world. A teaser was produced to accompany a 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