Director David Gordon Green (Halloween, Pineapple Express) is in talks to enter the cloister of Blumhouse Pictures and Morgan Creek to helm a sequel to William Friedkin’s 1973 horror classic, The Exorcist. The film will be produced by Jason Blum, David Robinson, and James Robinson, but it’s unclear whether Green will officially direct it and when he will start shooting if selected.
Green’s involvement was first reported by Observer, the director previously worked with Blumhouse on the 2018 Halloween sequel and is set to direct its sequels, Halloween Kills (2021) and Halloween Ends (2022).
It is unclear how this new Exorcist film will tie into the original or its sequels/prequels. Morgan Creek Entertainment promised years ago they would never pursue a direct remake of The Exorcist, but only time will tell what this new entry truly is.
The Exorcist Legacy
The original Exorcist starred Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, and Max Von Sydow and followed a 12-year-old girl and her mother as the former is slowly possessed by a demon. It became the first horror film to be nominated for Best Picture (along with nine other nominations), and had a notoriously troubled production that led to increased audience interest. It garnered two direct sequels (Exorcist II: The Heretic in 1977, The Exorcist III in 1990), two prequels (Exorcist: The Beginning in 2004 and Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist) in 2005, and a television series continuation that premiered in 2016.
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