This new reboot will be produced by Spyglass Media Group. While speaking on the upcoming film, Spyglass CEO Gary Barber said, "Clive and I go back more than 30 years together. For generations, his brilliantly twisted and imaginative Hellraiser haunted the minds of moviegoers with its searing imagery of Pinhead."
Barber continues by discussing the decision to tap Goyer to pen and produce the project, calling him "the perfect storyteller to continue Clive’s vision for a new theatrical version of Hellraiser."
Goyer shared a similar sentiment. "I’ve been a fan of Clive’s work since the original Books of Blood paperbacks and The Hellbound Heart novella," he said. "Having the chance to reimagine Pinhead and the Cenobites for a new audience is a nightmare-come-true."
Goyer's resume is impressive, as he has written for various superhero IPs, including all of the Blade movies, and co-wrote Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. He was also a writer of the Superman reboot, Man of Steel, as well as the second Batman reboot, Batman v. Superman, Dawn of Justice.
Since its original debut, the Hellraiser franchise has spawned nine sequels and various comic book series that some have argued watered down the film's legacy and Barker's brilliant original. Back in 2012, it was reported that a TV series was in the works, though it appears to have been shelved. However, with Goyer at the creative helm of the upcoming film project, it's likely that the new version will exceed expectations.