Jason Blum Is “Excited” About ‘The Exorcist’, ‘Spawn’

by Thomas Tuna

Horror fans should be excited–because Blumhouse chief Jason Blum certainly is.

Blum–who’s busy producing one genre epic after another–can’t wait for the future. It seems to get brighter every day, according to a recent interview conducted by Deadline.

When asked about the upcoming sequel to the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist–one of a planned trilogy of films–Blum used his favorite phrase: “I’m really excited about The Exorcist. The first person I approached when we picked up the film was David Gordon Green.”

Blum said he thought Green did a “great job” on the most recent Halloween trilogy “and I think he really found a great balance of respecting the original intellectual property, but also bringing something new to it. So, I was really happy when he wanted to do The Exorcist, and we’re starting production real soon. We’re setting up a framework, and we have a great cast.”

The Blumhouse chief executive also said he’s “very excited about Spawn and Five Nights at Freddy’s, which has been a long time coming, but we’re getting very close–dangerously close.”

Blum mysteriously added that “then we have three originals we’re working on, which haven’t been announced yet, but they’re all gonna go into production within the next 12 months.”

Looking ahead to that bright future, Blum also said he “would love to work with Edgar Wright” and has set his sights on that elusive golden statuette. “I wanna win an Oscar,” he said. “I’ve been nominated three times, but I really wanna win an Oscar.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for all announcements from Blumhouse Productions.


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