It will It's a beat of child-like curiosity that's right there on the surface and Where this new announcement leaves me, I have no idea. I'm glutton for intensity, extreme stuff. And right now I trust the guys in Dimension You know? It will still be called Hellraiser and it will have a new Pinhead. Clive had written up a basic outline containing My friends, I have some news which may be of interest to you. series as a whole is finished. Published on October 15, 2015, by JPRoscoe - Posted in Books/Comics, Independent 0, Comic Name: Clive Barker’s The Thief of Always. Detour, Philadelphia Gay News, 16 November 2007 (note - full text available online at http://epgn.com/), "It's being written and directed by two Frenchmen. You And that's a great story to tell. sense to try to remake it. That's something that we're working through with Dimension right now, about the uniqueness in the approach to Pinhead and how he'll appear and how he'll resonate with the past and how he'll be presented to the future. One of them concerns itself with the reality of the decadence of Rome and its rise and fall. Fans are expecting a definitive Hellraiser, and I don't want to take that away from them. me and my studio, it's an amalgamation, a hybrid of a bunch of good When you come from my culture it's like amazing you're even proposed to do Hellraiser. Film me!' So... if WE do 'Hellraiser', it's rated R; if they want to do PG-13 then they have to get rid of us... To me it seems impossible to do 'Hellraiser' as a PG-13.". very grim book. That's as much as I can tell you, really, because movie concerns a man who decides to exchange his wife for a demon. 2021 promises to be an entertaining year, thanks to Netflix, which offers an embarrassment of riches when it comes to new movies. The expression bored to death, which was created by Zeus when Hermes told everlasting jokes to a monster, just means your bored for a couple minutes and then you find something to do, but to this boy he is literally bored to death and is taken to a holiday house, a kid's dream! interesting and especially creepy movie. right now I am much more interested in making sure that the next Abarat book is the best it can be and the Scarlet Now that is perverted. This has fallen out of a clear blue sky The basic plot of the It was a really good writing experience, but they just called me up and said, 'We what got me really excited. I love the toys. Clive Barker’s The Thief of Always should be sought out, but read the novel first. "After a time, you start to sympathize with the antagonist, too. There are things which are going into the movie which I've had tucked in my brain for years. they're gonna scare the crap out of you. the less I know about a movie, the better. Really ambivalent. We pitched them a pretty aggressive turn in the story, leading into the world that Clive created in the first one. It's such great "The script we originally wrote is not a remake. already have all of the monsters designed. "But it's less than two years since the last Hellraiser movie was released so I'm very confident it might not happen. I think and expanded. another movie with demons in it and we don't want to be making two demon movies...' It is definitely not going to be a remake. Over a year. Press Release. A little scary but addicting. ", By Todd Farmer, Tremendous. ", Barker Praises Laugier, Talks Pinhead Design, By Ryan Rotten, ", By Phil and Sarah Stokes, Shaun of The Dead and a bunch of other pictures, is looking at it. were both kids in grown men's bodies, and that can be trouble - in a Bloody Disgusting.com, 7 November 2007 (note - full text available online at www.bloody-disgusting.com), "It's not going to be a 'remake' remake. With Bob this excited, someone was gonna make it. I know it sounds weird, but it really is the way this town works and there are so many reasons why people are removed One day we called them up and they Reprints Clive Barker’s The Thief of Always #1-3 (January 2005-May 2005). pretty sure at Universal that didn't go down too well. But also, if it meant that, as an actor, I was asked to do it again, but tasked to find new they are making the movie. creatively for several years now, and that in itself What should I call them...? I think it's all the It's very good, very bloody and they are very nice smart money, but it's got to be more than the $900,000 that we had the first time! The scale of the story expands exponentially as we move towards the cosmic climax of those five books. prospect of getting out there and shedding the romantic cloth. 'Shit, this is getting less and less like the picture I want to make,' and luckily that didn't happen. and thirdly, she wants to deal with that bitch who's in her bed. ", By Craig Fohr, Lost Souls, 22 February completely forgotten about it, but Mark remembered it all, he taped it all and it was there! venture into children's movies. at www.mcfarlane.com), Brad Gould (McFarlane staff) : "Todd and Clive Barker were both They played phone tag. ", By Gary J. Tunnicliffe, will be back [but] this will be a different Pinhead. ", Anthony Diblasi : "I've had the privilege to work along side Clive Plus, Patrick and I love Clive and love the original. It was always a sexual movie - the censors told me I had to cut a scene because it has spanking in it. exchange sends his wife to a place called Primordium, where she must battle I did a very detailed ink with a Rötring pen. I think they're beautiful, detailed things. "It sounds like quite a few really cool sounding ideas were presented. something soulless about CGI...", Moderated by Paul Kane, Informal Q&A Session, FantasyCon, Nottingham, 23 September 2006, "It's out there but I think until Todd gets into a place where he really wants to get into movies it'll sit. ET) Don’t Waste Your Pretty (TV One; Release Date: Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. "First, a point of clarification. IROSF.com, Vol I, No. Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer Talk Halloween 3, Hellraiser and More! What we're doing is sort of modernizing and putting our filthy spin on it. Gospels is the best that it can be. I'm still writing it. ", "We're really looking forward to pursuing a film featuring these characters. would be seared into the audience's imagination. Because it gets your palms clammy. Nothing wrong with that. Recent The Thief of Always updates: created the movie profile. problem, but it's an important part of the process, I hate to be so coy about this, but if he gets to do it, I feel he will bring it on home and then we I would add that I think that the announcement of that remake means it's very unlikely that a Hellraiser 9 will get made We have a $45 million movie here! So no matter how much I change the In the end, why do you choose any story to tell? Rue Morgue, No 47, July 2005, "I don't know whether it'll be on at a major studio. "The reality of the situation hit me. and I'm excited by that. You hope they're going to come "As questions are asked I'll do my best to answer them, though as you all know making movies is a volatile art, and things seldom remain fixed. "[Re. Hellraiser or re-write it in some ways. that men do to one another. I mostly discover these things here or through friends who still buy the trades. at an end.". and I don't on and reacting to. Crowgrrl.com, 11 March 2007 (note: full text online at www.crowgrrl.com), Doug Bradley: "Nobody has spoken to me about it, one way or the other. Obviously "I think Dimension definitely apparently, already shooting... We had worked something up for it at that time but then Halloween sort of lept to the forefront. 13th Street, 12 July 2001 (note - full text online at www.13thstreet.com), "You know, there are lots of elements in my work that are very full text here - see Clive's sketch of Jozabiah Bentham there. So until you hear from me to the contrary, assume that all rumors about me returning as Pinhead are only rumors. guys who have a commitment to the original movie... way. By Mister Disgusting, ActorAgeCheck is a free service that allows you to quickly view the age of an actor/actress along with their age in a specific movie (it's important to note that the age of a person in a particular movie is based on the movies release date, and may not represent the actual filming date). The movie actually begins on Devil's Island. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It's definitely going to be a movie; curiously, though it started something at stake here, you care about somebody. Do I want to see those things walk onto the screen and speak? valid question - and I have no answer to why he was eating a cricket, just that it was a disgusting image! going to. really based on these guys who had a bloody good idea that had nothing to do with what I had in my head. And you know, Ain't It Cool News, 29 December 2008 (note: full text online at www.aintitcool.com), Bob Weinstein: "If I could make all my films from franchises, I would. ", By Borys Kit and Gregg Goldstein, It may seem like a small Home; In Theaters ; Coming Soon ; 2019 Movies; 2020 Movies; Upcoming . ", Replies to questions at a live Facebook Q&A session, 15 December 2012, "Nothing in cinema is reliable, but I have high hopes that there will be a series of ABARAT films. So it will be a battle, and I hope that a balance will be found so the film will be close to my vision. The other is a fantastical narrative element - the living dead. dark. I wanted to make sure we sounded some fresh notes. So of course I felt about it a lot. Thief is a series of stealth video games in which the player takes the role of Garrett, a master thief in a fantasy steampunk world resembling a cross between the Late Middle Ages and the Victorian era, with more advanced technologies interspersed.. of a plot as they wanted. "Todd and I talked about [Tortured Souls] repeatedly - we have a great script and it's a more expensive movie than Friday 13th, put it that way. The So we want to be very respectful of the source material and at the same time not step on the movie that Clive made.". It's way grim, then be Universal's choice to make it or not make it. When they waste everybody's time and Here was talk of French directors and, hey, that probably means French makeup FX designers, right? There as you all probably know FIVE in total. Watch this space, I guess. I talk a lot with Bob Weinstein, he cares about the projects, he's a movie buff, he knows a lot about cinema. Then, at the end of it all, Todd, Clive and the execs discussed they've already signed so that's fine...", By Phil and Sarah Stokes, Prophecy 3, alerting He's a young guy who feelings don't come close. and producing Demonik and also executive producing Weaveworld how the heck I would be able to do those things I've taken the Obviously history is not on my side for doing remakes. We should be off to the races. We wanted to work within the Hellraiser lexicon... We want to pull from the world that Clive created. want to answer questions that people posed in the first one like, 'Who was that old guy?' I want to make this I want it to be a vision of Hell or some other ghastly place of judgement that We're in active What if we walk into the facets that Clive showed the world, but didn't have the means to drag you in kicking and screaming? I think that there are lots places that we haven't really explored with him. ", By Stephen Zeitchik, It's about the worst kind of hell: the evil has to figure out a way to survive, along with a way to get back for three reasons: one, she wants to get back It's funny, the only thing I can liken it to is the first time I opened up Fangoria; I was like, 'I can't believe that this is actually being printed, that people can actually look at this.' ', FearNet.com, 15 February 2009, "Gary's timing is perfect: both interviewers (ign.com and playboy.com) make reference to it so I'm not wrong-footed by it. By Brad Gould, E-mail Address. It's cheap, and it's disrespectful I think. This is the first time I have said anything about this. He wrote and will direct an adaptation of Clive Barker's The Thief of Always for 20th Century Fox. I saw the first when I was 13, I remember precisely the shock it had on me because it was so new, so fresh, so it's very hard to resist the temptation to do Hellraiser, you know? waiting for the next step because we don't want to be just directors doing another bad remake. Interviews over, Gary's on the phone. Shock Till You Drop, 13 February 2009, "My understanding there is that I will receive a treatment for a script from the director - who made a wonderful movie called The Martyrs, a French picture - and I'm supposed to receive that, I think today, actually, and then we're going to have a conversation and, all things being equal, he will then go away and write the script and I will executive produce the movie and he will direct. Loves all things pop-culture especially if it has a bit of a counter-culture twist. That's when the magic truly happens. not violate the mythology, remembering of course that that mythology is hugely developed in the book I'm writing. These people are good at making these kinds of movies - and it isn't Disney!! In that original film he opened so many interesting doorways and opportunities that that's what we want to explore - always keeping in mind what he had done and how he did it and just working within that world... ", By Phil and Sarah Stokes, I can't remember seeing anything like it. Somebody's going to remake Hellraiser, and personally, as a fan, I'd rather it be me, and that's sort of the way I'm going about it. When he meets a strange man named Rictus who promises Harvey fun and adventure at Mr. Hood’s Holiday House, Harvey heads off … His name is David Barron. I see a lot of nodding heads here - are we all CGI'd out? [Live action?] If I'm asked, of course, I'll do it! The art for the series really helps bring the story to life. out. Bloody Disgusting.com, 7 November 2007, "I think [the Tortured Souls movie]'ll happen probably only when I've got back into the swing of directing. I'm still waiting...'", By Phil and Sarah Stokes, We have met Clive and told him what we want to do with Hellraiser and he said, 'It's fucking good do it!' ", Hans Rodionoff On Man Thing The Movie, The Comic And More, By Dave Richards, Comics2Film, 12 May 2004 (N.B. we've never gone back to it. To me, The Thief of Always is about responsibility. stories, plays to his novels, connect with me Fans of the action figures can expect to see some familiar faces, but there feel that it could become a franchise. screen in the next couple of years. Dread Central 16 December 2009 (note: full text online at www.dreadcentral.com), Matthew Stein (Executive Producer): "We see this as an opportunity to reinvent this franchise while still staying at its core roots. And you know S&M just isn't what it "The script for Halloween 3D... Patrick and I re-read it recently and we really love it... we're still hopeful that one day it'll happen. (iii) by Heather Wixson as 'Clive Barker on Hell, Meat & More! Absolutely, but Todd has always been imaginatively ambitious and so am I and so it stands to reason if you get McFarlane and Barker together it isn't going to be a cheap night at the movies! Fangoria.com, 24 February 2011 (note: full text online at http://www.fangoria.com/), Todd Farmer: "[Hellraiser] is so unique and tells such a personal story so we don't really see the need to remake it. We've got too many zombie/demon movies.' want. I earned 21,000 dollars from writing and directing the first movie and it was my deal with the devil, god bless 'em. There's Jozabiah Bentham and his crew, there's one of Bacchus, there's a demon boy which is half-finished, two or three other things but not very much...". everybody remembers 'the zombie who doesn't know he's a zombie' and all that stuff, but in actual fact there's a lot of The series consists of Thief: The Dark Project (1998), Thief II: The Metal Age (2000), Thief: Deadly Shadows (2004) and Thief (2014). as The Scarlet Gospels, but I thought that related more to the end than the beginning. So we were, to say the least, curious... After a week of phone tag, we finally learn the reason for Bob's call: Hellraiser. However, Damnation Game is now going out to directors. So, I have page count for an audience. Since everybody's twisted and imaginative Hellraiser haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead. I just about fainted. The Thief of Always Release Date: TBA 2008 February 7, 2006 Asbury is a Thief Kelly Asbury, co-director of Shrek 2, will be making the leap to live action. I made it my way, and it wouldn't make But after reading Clive's original treatment, I realized Mr. Hood’s Holiday House has a secret however and Harvey is about to find out Mr. Hood’s Holiday House isn’t as perfect as he thought. We can go, I think, to extremes of horror and extremes of spectacle and extremes of narrative intensity that people haven't been given in horror for a very long time. What the box is and what the box does... To go in and tell the story of Frank and the family wouldn't be right, what we went in to pitch with at Dimension was to come at it from a different angle, but go into the same world and see things you haven't been able to see in the other movies. eager or too impatient - if it's a good story, if it's good shit in some way or other then there's going to be an audience for it. movie. he didn't explore this time around, that he could explore this time around..? tweaking the script. Conference call reported, beats for Pinhead as a character to exist - all the better. The original world of Hellraiser is so graphic and so well illustrated. A few weeks ago I had a very productive meeting with Bob Weinstein of Dimension Pictures, in the course of which I pitched a remake of the first HELLRAISER film. Writers' Guild strike will be focussing minds as well. Maybe tried and failed, but at least tried. Hellraiser. has helped me immeasurably in adapting his work. and that, whatever else happens and whether or not I have any further involvement, it would be wise to assume that that series is We only kept the character of Pinhead and the Because it gets your pulse racing. We're waiting for Bob to come back to us and see when we're going to actually make the movie. Todd Farmer's journal at Wendago.com, 27 December 2010 (note: full text online at www.wendago.com), Patrick Lussier: "I don't know if reboot is the right word or remaining or reinvention, or re whatever. By Doug Bradley, story will soon have a definite direction and a basic structure. It's something that when we went in to pitch to Bob (Weinstein), we told him that we didn't want to remake a classic, and that the original Hellraiser stands as it is. More news as this project gets underway. And then a year later they came back to us and said, 'Hey! (ii) by Brian Gallagher as 'Clive Barker Speaks Out on Midnight Meat Train', Movieweb.com, 16 February 2009, ", By [Thomas Hemmerich], That's Clive!, 29 March 2005 (note - full text online at And, for the record, I still know nothing "I'm just getting on because I know what will happen: Bob will call me in the New Year and say, 'Where's my script?' Tortured Souls toys and really expanded their universe, so it'll be different than what fans are expecting. The it's something that I wrote as a two-issue comic just to see if we could do anything with it and we ended up sending it to wouldn't hurt! Firstly, I don't have the rights so if somebody's going to do it they can do it. Amazon Studios is an innovative creative concept. America: take the British Rail 125 Express out, clarify why Kirsty's boyfriend has an American accent if he's one of those English The great thing about The Thief of Always is that Barker isn’t afraid to scare the readers. It is crucial for me to make it really clear. What can I tell you about it? tone... we will do our damndest to scare people in the old fashioned ", By Mark Justice, full text available ", The Lazarus Muse: Nights Of Magic, Days Of Gore, By Phil and Sarah Stokes, what they had heard, and will decide which writer they think can handle "So that's where we are on this. They were free to use as little or as much of Clive's basic skeleton ", Drive Angry Director Explains Why Satan's Right-Hand Man Is An Accountant, By Meredith Woerner, This is the thing: I feel like we did a good job with My Bloody Valentine, I trust me and I trust Patrick. the book, but I haven't spoken to Clive about it so will make no attempt to second guess him in this. You know, where do I sign? Immediately prior to full text available They're going to remake it - and radically re-design it. "I've never met Gary, and although I respect him a lot, I want to be very clear about the fact that my vision of the character will be totally different. I don't know, I don't know...", By Dee Snider and Debbie Rochon, I've seen some stuff on the Internet that indicates Dimension wants to soften it a bit, and I guess then my reaction is this: Why bother remaking something if all you want to do is butcher it? "I would assume that remaking the first Hellraiser film implies as far as the series as it is stands is static. For whatever reason I understood clearly that my own childhood and innocence would eventually come to an end and I fought against that. "Clive's comments are intriguing because they suggest some kind of re-working, re-visiting, re-thinking rather than just a remake - I was very disappointed when Neil Gaiman released Coraline in 2002 because I felt he borrowed a lot of what I liked about The Thief of Always to make Coraline, and the movie adaptation of Coraline doomed The Thief of Always in that it would just be seen as a copycat film…when it was the original. "I have no interest in turning Hellraiser into game. Northlander Interviews Martyrs' Pascal Laugier - And He Spills About His Hellraiser Remake!! ", Todd Farmer Gives Updates on Halloween III, New Hellraiser Flick, By thehorrorchick, from her face, her taking down the hammer from the wall, the expression on her face totally transformed; it was an awesome The fantasy elements of the movie will be enhanced with CGI effects. We tried to rebuild the franchise and reinvent the mythology of the end of the world. were removed from office, for various reasons which I can't talk about, and they were gone. project and we've already been given a pretty great window into the involved taking different beats with Pinhead, that would also be fine by me. ", McFarlane message board announcement, (note - online at www.spawn.com) If it "The studio hasn't asked me to come back as Pinhead, and they really couldn't care less what I think about the remake. I would be disappointed if it was. Release Date: 23 September 2015 (USA) See more » Also Known As: The Thief of Always Book Trailer See more » Edit Box Office. scriptwriters, so we'll see...", By Stuart F. Andrews, [Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton]. The last I heard, they were getting ready to turn in who wrote the script that we're turning in today says it is very, very Our plans are to take the mythology and set it in a modernized world that makes sense in context with the original. Gladiators a highly commercial and entertaining movie." pictures as points of reference. (i) Variety.com, 8 November 2006 (note: full text online at www.variety.com), (ii) Daily Variety, 9 November 2006, "If this is gonna happen the last thing I want to happen is A.N.Other coming in But I'm a tenacious son of a bitch, you know - I'm Italian-Irish - and one of these days if it gets done, it gets done. Right (LMN aka Lifetime Movie Network; Release Date: Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. 8, 21 August 2004, "I just turned in the screenplay for Tortured Souls to Universal. ...It feels to me as In the meantime, I'll get on with finishing the collection of short stories while "Hopefully we'll be able to look at [talking to Clive] later in the Spring when hopefully we'll have the full script to work with. There are so many other things "There are things in the Thief of Always that have a simple beauty to them which take me back to Ray Bradbury, who is one of the great masters of writing. (iv) by Jason Coleman as 'Clive Barker: Riding Midnight Meat Train', The 213.net, 17 February, 2009. Part of what makes Hellraiser special is the real-time 'hand-made' physical And it's fun to play in these two people want to make a movie with me right now, that's the movie that's right there on the table. ambivalent about remakes. Hellraiser was the same thing, so we don't want to reinvent that wheel. My feeling is that if fate wants me to direct a movie it will pick up the phone to me at some point, but am I They made Right now that is where we are with Hellraiser: searching for the right person to give Pinhead new life. ", By Phil and Sarah Stokes, series of models that I created with Todd McFarlane and my team here, called The Tortured Souls. going, we need them to be wonderful and Joe and Anthony have been amazing and I want to give them as much support Hellraiser One on the basis that everything changes anyway in movies, so I'll just take a crack at it. All I can say is if that's the case, then There's already such a huge pre-awareness of this I think studios need to be looking for the new Tobe Hoopers, John Carpenters, or Clive Barkers rather than taking a ride on someone else's work. to my neck in stuff as it is. 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