Buried in a recent report from Deadline about a new series based on David Cronenberg’s thriller Dead Ringers, has revealed that Morgan Creek Entertainment is apparently developing a reboot of the classic William Friedkin horror film The Exorcist, considered to be one of the best horror films ever made.
Below is the brief mention of the project.
Current Morgan Creek projects include Stay Tuned at AMC, with a planned theatrical reboot of The Exorcist in the works for 2021.
I’m sure horror fans are going to be little shocked anyone would attempt a reboot, despite the multiple sequels and prequels the original 1973 film spawned.
The original was a breakthrough for the genre and included a massive amount of practical special effects and makeup. Max von Sydow had impressive old-age make that added decades to the actor.
THE EXORCIST – One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd — levitating, speaking in tongues — her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.