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French duo to remake ‘Hellraiser’

Clive Barker to produce for Dimension

French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo have scared up the job of writing and directing a remake of Clive Barker’s 1987 horror film “Hellraiser” for Dimension Films. Barker will produce.

Dimension, which scored a hit with a redo of “Halloween,” has the same hopes for “Hellraiser,” the film that hatched a franchise around the pasty-faced Pinhead.

The original film revolved around a couple who move into an old house inhabited by the man’s eviscerated half-brother, who escaped hellish torture from the Cenobites but returned shorn of his skin. The Cenobites, who are triggered by a Rubik’s Cube-like puzzle device that unlocks the gates of hell, would like another meeting with the man.

Maury and Bustillo most recently directed the French fright film “Inside,” released last summer in France.

“Julien and Alex showed their incredible creative talent on ‘Inside,’ and I’m excited to have them at the helm, working with Clive Barker, to create a fresh, suspenseful and scary reimagining of the classic tale,” said Weinstein Co. co-chairman Bob Weinstein.

TWC picked up distribution rights to “Inside,” a thriller about a pregnant woman who loses her boyfriend in a car crash and is subsequently haunted violently by a mysterious woman.

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