Following within the vomit-covered footsteps of The Exorcist is not any imply feat, however Common Photos, NBCU’s Peacock, and Blumhouse Productions will do exactly that with their new Exorcist trilogy. Set to be directed by Halloween‘s David Gordon Inexperienced, the movie will function a direct sequel to the unique movie and in addition function Ellen Burstyn reprising her Academy-nominated function of Chris MacNeil.
In an interview with CinePop, Blumhouse’s Jason Blum teased that he hopes that they’ll have the ability to do the identical factor with The Exorcist as they did with Halloween.
What I hope to do with ‘The Exorcist’ is similar factor we did with ‘Halloween. The primary film was nice, and the second film was okay, and the remainder of them weren’t superb. After which we got here in and type of re-jiggered it, and folks favored it, so I hope we will do the identical factor with ‘The Exorcist.’ Everybody thinks we’re gonna fall on our face, however I believe, we have now the identical filmmaker, the identical author, David Gordon Inexperienced and Danny McBride. And I believe we’ll reinvent ‘The Exorcist’ in order that it’ll really feel recent, new, completely different, however, you understand, associated to the primary film, but in addition actually, actually scary.”
The brand new Exorcist trilogy will star Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) as the daddy of a possessed youngster who seeks out assistance from Chris MacNeil (Burstyn), who definitely is aware of a factor or two about coping with levitating, pea-soup vomiting, and expletive hurling youngsters. Talking of possessed youngsters, it doesn’t seem as if Linda Blair shall be reprising her function of Regan MacNeil, at the least not in the meanwhile. Shortly after the announcement, Blair said that though she hasn’t had any discussions about returning for the brand new Exorcist trilogy, she was conscious of the undertaking because the producers had reached out earlier than the announcement to let her know.
The primary installment of this new Exorcist trilogy shall be launched on October 13, 2023.