One of the true must-see horror films of all time–The Exorcist–is back in the spotlight, with the announcement this week that a reboot is slated for next year.
Morgan Creek Entertainment–which has a history with the iconic movie franchise–will reignite the horror of The Exorcist sometime in 2021, as reported by Deadline.
Few details have been revealed as of this writing, but it is known this will be a theatrical release. There is no word yet on who will be behind or in front of the cameras for the reboot of the 1973 classic. This will be the first new movie in the series since 2005.
Morgan Creek was the driving force behind 1990’s The Exorcist 3, 2004’s The Exorcist: The Beginning and 2005’s Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist.
The original film–directed by William Friedkin and written and produced by William Peter Blatty (adapted from his 1971 novel of the same name)–was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie starred Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Jason Miller and (of course) Linda Blair.
As all film fans know, the storyline dealt with the demonic possession of a 12-year-old girl and her mother’s attempt to rescue her through an exorcism performed by two priests.
The movie–which grossed $441 million on a budget of $12 million–was the first horror film to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. The Exorcist racked up 10 Oscar nominations in all, taking home statuettes for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound Mixing. The film also gave birth to a short-lived TV series on Fox, which ran from 2016-2017.
Keep reading Horror News Network for all the important updates to come on this exciting reboot of The Exorcist.