The demon is safely in the can.
The first of a trio of planned sequels to 1973’s The Exorcist has wrapped principal photography, according to a report on Deadline, with Stephanie Allain coming aboard as executive producer.
The Blumhouse Productions/Universal Pictures/Peaock film–slated for theatrical release Oct. 13–is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay he wrote with Scott Teems, Danny McBride and Peter Sattler. Producers include Jason Blum, David Robinson and James Robinson.
Blum called Allain “the coolest and steadiest producer around. I’m thrilled we’re finally able to work together.” For her part, Allain said she is “delighted to join this remarkable cast and crew on a frightening new iteration of one of my favorite films.”
The cast includes Leslie Odoms Jr., the returning Ellen Burstyn, Ann Dowd, Olivia Marcum, Lidya Jewett, Raphael Sbarge, Jennifer Nettles and Okwui Okpokwasili. The only hint to the storyline so far has been that it deals with the father (Odom) of a possessed child who tracks down Chris MacNeil (Burstyn) for help.
The original The Exorcist–from director William Friedkin and screenwriter William Peter Blatty–follows a desperate mother’s attempt to save her 12-year-old daughter from demonic possession–through a horrific exorcism.
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