Just a couple of months after it was announced that David S. Goyer (Blade, The Dark Knight Trilogy) is spearheading a big screen “reimagining” of Hellraiser, Deadline is reporting that a TV adaptation of Clive Barker’s classic 80s horror is also in the works.
According to the site, producers Roy Lee (It) and Dan Farah (Ready Player One) are teaming with Lawrence Kuppin, David Salzman and Eric Gardner, the rights holders to the franchise’s TV rights, for the project, with a view to using “the mythology established in the movie franchise and the Clive Barker novella The Hellbound Heart as a launch pad for a new series that could be anthology, or a more traditional narrative.”
Released in 1987, Hellraiser revolved around a man who inadvertently opens the door to an alternate dimension inhabited by monstrous creatures known as the Cenobites. The film spawned nine sequels, as well as a host of books, comics and other merchandise.
The Hellraiser TV project is still in the early stages of development, and the producers are currently searching for a writer/showrunner before approaching potential networks and streaming services.