The remake of Clive Barker‘s cult horror classic, Hellraiser, has been delayed yet again as the chosen directors have left the project.
Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer, the team behind the My Bloody Valentine remake and Nicolas Cage‘s Drive Angry, have spoken out about their involvement with the horror reboot, saying they have now left the project after Dimension Films decided to tone down the film’s content. Speaking to Bloody Disgusting, Farmer said:
Right after Drive Angry they (Dimension Films) asked us to do Hellraiser. Originally what they wanted was epic and dark, rated R. It was in our contract. So… if WE do Hellraiser, it’s rated R; if they want to do PG-13 then they have to get rid of us.
Lussier and Farmer are now working on Halloween III, to be shot in 3D, which already has a release date of October 26, 2012.
The potential reboot was mooted by Dimension from as early as 2007. Names attached to the project so far have included Saw IV, V, VI and Saw 3D writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, as well as Martyrs director Pascal Laugier.
The latter was a choice Hellraiser creator Clive Barker – pictured right – was very disappointed to see leave the project.
Barker, however, was not best pleased with Hellraiser:Revelations, a film made on the cheap to extend the rights to the franchise. Last month, he lambasted the film saying it was “No fucking child of mine”.