The sequel to “The Exorcist” by David Gordon Green will be the starting point of a trilogy, in the spirit of what was done with “Halloween” by the same director. The first film has a release date and some important storyline information has just been revealed.
The Exorcist : three films in the pipes
As surprising as it may seem, a direct sequel to The Exorcist by William Friedkin is being prepared. This masterpiece released in 1974 tells the story of the struggle of a mother and two exorcists to free a young girl possessed by a demonic force. Two more discussed sequels, as well as a prequel, have also emerged. Behind this new extension project are director David Gordon Green and producer Jason Blum. A tandem who has already touched a monument of horror cinema by concocting us the Halloween from 2018 following the classic by John Carpenter. A previous attempt to revive a great horror movie title, which turned into a trilogy.
It will be the same for The Exorcist according to information from The New York Times. Universal has partnered with the Peacock Service to complete a deal at over $ 400 million in order to purchase the rights to this trilogy. An amount that recalls the 465 million dollars spent by Netflix for the two suites ofAt loggerheads.
The first movie The Exorcist already has a release date scheduled for October 13, 2023 in the United States. In short, this trilogy will take over when that ofHalloween will end in 2022. The media claims that both sequels could come out directly on Peacock. A strategy which can, if it is confirmed, put a spotlight on the service of NBCUniversal.
A star from the first film returns
More is known about the film’s script as well. Leslie Odom Jr. to play the father of a possessed child who sets out to find Chris MacNeil to help him solve this problem. You will understand that Regan’s mother will be back and her interpreter at the time, Ellen Burstyn, has agreed to reprise her role. However, there is no indication that Linda Blair will be involved. Even without it, we understand how the script will manage to follow the original film. The demon who will possess the child will surely be Pazuzu and we imagine that he will return in both suites. We must admit that we are waiting to see how this trilogy will develop because the idea is not necessarily obvious on paper.
In any case, the project was rather well received on social networks, with humor for some …