A sequel to The Exorcist is within the works (Image: Moviestore/REX)
The Exorcist is the most recent basic horror movie to get a brand new spin, as a sequel is reportedly within the works.
Forty-seven years after the unique film, Halloween filmmaker David Gordon Inexperienced is in talks to direct a sequel for Blumhouse and Morgan Creek productions, according to Observer.
Inexperienced was on the helm of 2018’s Halloween, which was a crucial and industrial success and reignited the horror franchise, with a further sequel, Halloween Kills, coming next year.
Jason Blum, David Robinson and James Robinson will function producers on the movie.
The Exorcist was launched in 1973 and earned $193 million (£143m) globally, making it the highest-grossing R-rated horror film of all time till it was dethroned by 2017’s It.
The supernatural horror, tailored from William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel, instructed the story of Regan (Linda Blair), a 12-year-old lady possessed by a demonic entity, together with her mom (Ellen Burstyn) turning to 2 Catholic clergymen for assist.
David Gordon Inexperienced is reportedly in talks to direct (Image: Tara Ziemba/WireImage)
The movie has change into a cultural touchstone and is taken into account one of many scariest movies ever made, with nausea and fainting reportedly turning into commonplace at screenings in 1974.
The unique was directed by William Friedkin, who has stated he may have nothing to do with any reboot or sequel.
Friedkin, 85, tweeted: ‘There’s a hearsay on IMDb that I’m concerned with a brand new model of ‘The Exorcist. This isn’t a hearsay, it’s a flat-out lie. There’s not sufficient cash or motivation on the planet to get me to do that.’
The Exorcist already had a sequel in 1977, Exorcist II: The Heretic, which starred Linda Blair and Max von Sydow however was critically panned.
A 3rd movie directed by Blatty and primarily based on his sequel to his authentic guide known as Legion was launched in 1990 and obtained combined evaluations.
A prequel, Exorcist: The Starting, starring Stellan Skarsgård, was launched in 2004 to destructive evaluations, after it was retooled from Paul Schrader’s already accomplished Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist.
Schrader launched his model the next 12 months.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Inexperienced for remark.