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17 June 2006
Clive Barker Remaking HellRaiser

Dimension Films is proud to announce that Clive Barker, whose spine-tingling films have terrified audiences across the globe, is set to team with Dimension Films to remake his most celebrated thriller, "Hellraiser.” Barker will write the screenplay and serve as a producer. Anthony Diblasi and Joe Daley will co-produce the remake. No director or cast has been attached to the project yet. The announcement was made today by Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company.

First released in 1987, "Hellraiser” tells the chilling story of an unfaithful wife who attempts to assist her dead lover in his escape from Hell. Based on Barker's critically acclaimed novella, The Hellbound Heart, "Hellraiser” was written and directed by Barker and spawned a lucrative film franchise.

Bob Weinstein stated, "We are excited to be in business with Clive Barker who created such an iconic character with Pinhead. We look forward to working with him to bring his fantastic vision to the big screen for a new generation of fans."

Richard Saperstein, head of production, and Matthew Stein, senior vice president of production for Dimension Films will oversee the project on behalf of Dimension.

Andrew Kramer, executive vice president of business and legal affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of Dimension Films. Ben Smith and David Colden of Colden, McKuin & Frankel, negotiated on behalf of Barker. Barker is represented by ICM.

Born October 5, 1952 near Liverpool, England. Barker’s literary career began with the publishing of his short story collection entitled The Books of Blood, Volumes 1-6. Barker made the jump to motion pictures, the result was an adaptation of his novella, The Hellbound Heart , into a film called Hellraiser . Barker’s stylish, chilling directorial debut resulted in a movie franchise that has spawned eight sequels.

Barker’s film career continued in many different capacities on such films as Candyman , Nightbreed Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh , Lord of Illusions , Gods and Monsters , & Saint Sinner .


AVClub Enthusiast
17 June 2006
The Sarah Connor Chronicles Coming To TV
Lena Headley has been tapped to take on a starring role in the upcoming Terminator TV show, "The Sarah Connor Chronicles". Variety is reporting that the star of Brothers Grimm will be in the pilot being written by Josh Friedman.

A pilot is officially in the works for "The Sarah Connor Chronicles," a television series that will follow the life of Sarah Connor and her son John after the events of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." David Nutter has been chosen by Warner Brothers to direct the pilot, as his name is synonymous with successful shows getting off the ground. Past examples of Nutter’s first episode standouts, the WB hits "Smallville" and "Supernatural" as well as the past shows "Jack & Bobby" and "Roswell." Nutter is also known for his work on the Chris Carter phenomenon that was "The X-Files." Nutter has worked on James Cameron’s material before also, having directed the pilot for Cameron’s television series "Dark Angel."
The idea of a series based completely upon the life of Sarah Connor on the run with her son John who will lead humans to revolt against the machines is an interesting one. There’s potential for a hearty story there, but the show will have to live up to that potential and expectations that will arise simply because of connotations to the first two movies. This could easily go bad as well, beating a possibly intriguing journey into the dirt and trampling on the solid reputation of the Cameron films as some felt the third film "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" did. It’s tricky territory, but if the makers of the series tread carefully, they could have something very good on their hands. Nutter’s involvement in the project is a positive sign and may just be the mark of hope stamped upon this project to make sure it doesn’t go down like the Titanic or "T3" for that matter.


AVClub Enthusiast
17 June 2006

αρχισε στις 27/10 η 2η σαιζον της γνωστης σειρας τρομου MASTERS OF HORROR !

Masters of Horror is back on Showtime for a second season with 13 more episodes and we've got your first look at the poster art for the show! The second season premieres Friday, October 27 at 10PM ET/PT.

Directors returning for a second season include.

- Brad Anderson (The Machinist)
- Dario Argento (Suspira)
- John Carpenter (Halloween)
- Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins)
- Ernest Dickerson (Bones)
- Mick Garris (The Stand)
- Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator)
- Tom Holland (Child's Play)
- Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist)
- John Landis (An American Werewolf in London)
- Peter Medak (The Changeling)
- Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn)
- Norio Tsuruta (Premonition)