Hellraiser reboot director wants it to stay “transgressive”

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Director Pascal Laugier, who is attached to helm a "reboot" of Clive Barker's Hellraiser, told Sci-Fi Online that he wants to retain the "transgressive material" of the original.

"The idea behind Hellraiser is not to do a remake—it's to do what they call a reboot—that is to say, a new version," the director told the site. "So what I am proposing to Dimension, the studio behind Hellraiser, is some elements coming from the first film mixed with brand-new stuff."

Laugier added: "My main problem, honestly, with the Hellraiser reboot is that Hellraiser is very transgressive material. It deals with S&M and gay issues, and I really want to be faithful to the book and Clive Barker's world. I don't want to betray him. So if I have the feeling that I am being asked by Hollywood to soften the franchise, I will leave in a blink."