Alfonso Herrera (Sense8, The Chosen) and Ben Daniels (House of Cards) has been cast in the upcoming Fox Pilot based on William Blatty’s “Exorcist.” Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four) has written the screenplay, which is said to be a modern reinvention of the book. William Friedkin’s classic horror film was was most famous adaptation of the book to date.
The story will follows Father Tomas Ortega (Herrera) and Father Marcus Lang (Daniels) as they take on the case of a family suffering from demonic possession. Father Thomas is a warm, compassionate and selfless leader of a tiny church, while Father Marcus is a holy warrior, fighting evil in a capacity that the church no longer recognizes.
James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall for 20th Century Fox TV and Morgan Creek Prods are executive producing along with Slater.