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David Bruckner takes the helm of the “HELLRAISER” remake

Friday, April 10, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Once attached to another major horror reboot, David Bruckner is now set to direct the update of Clive Barker’s Cenobite saga for Spyglass.

Deadline reports that Bruckner, who was previously involved in a FRIDAY THE 13TH reboot for Paramount and Platinum Dunes, has been signed for the new HELLRAISER. It was scripted by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, whose credits include SIREN and the excellent SUPER DARK TIMES, from a story by David S. Goyer, who is also producing via his Phantom Four company with Keith Levine. Bruckner first broke out in the anthology-horror field, helming standout segments of THE SIGNAL, V/H/S and SOUTHBOUND before moving on to the well-received Netflix movie THE RITUAL. His most recent feature, THE NIGHT HOUSE, was a Sundance Film Festival world premiere early this year that was picked up for release by Searchlight by $12 million.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.