Director talk : Hellraiser reboot and Salem’s Lot

The reboot of “Hellraiser” is moving forward, with a director and writing team assigned to the project. David Bruckner (“Night House”) will helm the film, from a screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski.

The original “Hellraiser” was written and directed by Clive Barker, from his own novel “The Hellbound Heart”. The gory-horror film centred around a puzzle box that opens a gateway to a horrific world and Cenobites, mutilated beings dedicated to torture and led by one nicknamed Pinhead.

While specific details of the upcoming reboot have been scarce, Spyglass have described it as “loyal, yet evolved”. News from The Hollywood Reporter.

The adaptation of Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot” is also making headway, with “Annabelle Comes Home” director Gary Dauberman assigned to direct the film. Dauberman is also writing the screenplay, with James Wan, Roy Lee and Mark Wolper producing.

Published in 1975, King’s book centers on an author who returns to his hometown to write about an abandoned mansion in the small town. As he discovers the home has been bought by a mysterious man from Europe, the man also realizes that townspeople are slowly being turned into vampires. The writer bands together with a ragtag group to stop the spread of vampires, with the final confrontation happening in the house with the mysterious man.

This will be the first feature film version of “Salem’s Lot”, though it was a miniseries directed by Tobe Hooper in 1979, starring David Soul.

Dauberman has a lot of experience in horror, and Stephen King, having written “IT” and “IT: Chapter Two”. He also wrote “Annabelle”, “Annabelle Creation”, “Annabelle Comes Home” and “The Nun”.

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