‘Hellraiser’ Rights Could Revert Back to Clive Barker in 2021
Entertainment lawyer and Friday the 13th Part 3 star Larry Zerner, has updated us on some latest news
Interesting note: Barker’s termination (if effective) would not take place until December 19, 2021. If the producers can get a new movie out before then, they would be legally in the clear. Just nothing new after that date.
— Larry Zerner (@Zernerlaw) June 15, 2020
As Larry mentions, any new films up untill December 21 will be legally fine, but what exactly is going om with the franchiser?
David Gorden Green, the man that re-launched Halloweens franchise in 2019, has a TV show up his sleeve, but with the Corona virus holding back production and the new legal lawsuit, this project now has a huge barb-wired question mark hanging over its head. It’s possible that Green could bring Barker on board, which would be a huge bonus for everyone, but it’s also possible that he could pull the entire project. And even if they did get a show out before the looming date, the possibility of any further seasons would be very unlikely.
There is also Spyglass/David Bruckner film in production, which has also been badly affected by the virus outbreak. As no dates were set for this, it’s possible that the film could be cancelled entirely.
What this means for the future of Hellraiser is unclear right now, and as this story develops, we will gain a better understanding of what will happen. As of now, if Barker is successful in getting back the rights, it would put any future projects on hold. Much as the Friday the 13th court cases have delayed films and video games. We will let you know as soon as more news hits.
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