While the Hellraiser movie reboot will be directed by David Bruckner, a serial adaptation is also being developed by HBO. Here’s a brief summary of the first news.
The director of Halloween is behind the camera…
In June 2019, Dan Farah (Ready Player One) and Roy Lee (It) acquired the rights to Hellraiser with the intention of making a TV adaptation. Less than a year later, this project is moving forward with HBO.
According to Deadline‘s information, the American channel has entered into a development agreement with the duo in order to broaden the mythology of Hellraiser through a series that could take the form of an anthology. This series would be based on Clive Baker‘s novel The Hellbound Heart, a novel that he himself had adapted for the cinema in 1987.
HBO called on David Gordon Green to direct the Hellraiser series. A director who is no stranger to the horror genre given that he was also working for Halloween (2018). He will also be in charge of the two sequels: Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. The screenplay of the series will be in the hands of Mark Verheiden (Swamp Thing, Battlestar Galactica) and Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat, Krampus).