What’s going on with the Hellraiser remake that you were attached to?
Maury: It was one of the first projects we were sent from America and we were really excited about it. We met with Clive Barker and he’s one of our gods. We went to his house in LA and it was really terrific. We talked about the possibility of the remake and he had so many good ideas that were really exciting. The problem was that we couldn’t agree on the script with the studio. It’s kind of obvious why. We are hardcore fans of the original and we wanted to be respectful to Clive Barker’s universe. Without his greenlight, we never would have done it. We wouldn’t have even considered it. But Bob Weinstein of course had his own vision of the movie and wants to have a movie that can appeal to the largest possible audience.
We tried really hard to work with that and he was aware of who we are and what we do. It wasn’t a random choice. He flew to France just to meet us and he wanted to have our vision for the movie, something really new. But he also wanted to have a wide mainstream audience. For us, it wasn’t possible to make something that could be both. We tried hard, almost for a year. But we couldn’t find anything, so we decided to step down. We thought we wouldn’t be proud of the movie that would be made and Bob understood that perfectly. He said, Ok I understand. Your position makes sense. So for the moment the project is in limbo.