David Gordon Green is to direct the initial episodes of a television adaption of the horror franchise 'Hellraiser'.
According to Deadline, the Halloween Kills filmmaker will direct the early instalments of the series for HBO, who are bringing the iconic movie monster Pinhead to the small screen for the first time.
Hellraiser was created by Clive Barker in 1989 and is based on his novella The Hellbound Heart and is considered to be a classic of the genre.
The franchise went on to spawn 10 gory sequels, the most recent of which was Hellraiser: Judgement in 2018.
The television series will be written by Mark Verheiden and Michael Dougherty. The pair will also be executive producers alongside Dan Farah, Roy Lee, Lawrence Kuppin, David Salzman and Eric Gardner.
Green and his Rough House Pictures partners Danny McBride, Jody Hill and Brandon James complete the producing team.
The idea behind the series is to create an expansion of the Hellraiser franchise. The new project is not a remake, but will take place after the events of the movies.
In the Hellraiser universe, Pinhead is the leader of the Cenobites, a group of humans-turned-demons that live in an extra-dimensional realm and are activated through a puzzle box called the Lament Configuration. The Cenobites come from this realm to harvest the souls of those who seek forbidden pleasures.
Green has previously enjoyed success fronting an iconic horror franchise, having overseen the return of the Halloween film series.
The 45-year-old helmed Halloween in 2018, with a sequel Halloween Kills slated for release in October. A second sequel, Halloween Ends, is set to be released in 2021. — BANG