“The Exorcist” is the latest iconic horror film about to receive a sequel with “Halloween” director David Gordon Green expected to head up the project…
A sequel to “The Exorcist” is currently in the works from Blumhouse and Morgan Creek Productions.
David Gordon Green — best known for his work on the 2018 “Halloween” reboot along with the upcoming sequels, “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends” — is expected to serve as the director for the project.
The original “Exorcist” was released in 1973 and the film is widely regarded as one of the greatest horror movies of all time. Director William Friedkin adapted the film from the 1971 book from William Peter Blatty, who went onto win an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
“The Exorcist” follows a 12-year-old girl named Regan, who is possessed by a demon, as her mother and a pair of Catholic priests battle to free her from the evil spirit.
There were already several sequels to “The Exorcist” including the disastrous “The Exorcist II: The Heretic” that opened in 1977 with Linda Blair returning to the role of Regan from the first film. In 1990, Blatty returned to the franchise to write and direct “The Exorcist III,” which was based on his original follow up novel to the original book titled “Legion.”
While the third film in the series didn’t receive nearly the same level of adoration as the original, “The Exorcist III” was still fairly well received by audiences and critics after being released 17 years after the first movie in the series.
It’s unknown at this time what kind of sequel Green will be adapting for his planned “Exorcist” movie but obviously he already found success with his work on “Halloween” alongside longtime friend and partner Danny McBride. That film essentially erased every sequel from the “Halloween” franchise and instead served as a direct tie-in to the original movie from 1978.
Further details about “The Exorcist” sequel remain secretive at this time but this is just the latest project from Green at Blumhouse as the director and studio continue to work together on numerous films.
H/T: Hollywood Reporter