Prepare to be terrified as David Gordon Green brings back the chilling world of possessions in The Exorcist: Believer, the first of a highly anticipated trilogy that picks up the threads of the original 1973 horror classic. The upcoming film promises to deliver sleepless nights and evoke haunting memories of Linda Blair’s horrifying transformation in the original Exorcist movie.
Story and Cast:The Exorcist: Believer connects with the roots of terror by featuring Ellen Burstyn reprising her iconic role as Chris MacNeil from the original film. The new movie introduces Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) as a desperate father seeking the help of Chris MacNeil after his daughter becomes possessed by a demonic force, reminiscent of Chris’ own daughter, Regan, portrayed by Linda Blair in the original movie.
Rumors abound about Linda Blair potentially returning to reprise her role as Regan, but Blumhouse, the production company behind the film, has yet to officially confirm her involvement. The star-studded cast also includes Ann Dowd (Hereditary), Lidya Jewett (Good Girls), Olivia Marcum, Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time), Jennifer Nettles (Go-Big Show), and Okwui Okpokwasili (Madeline’s Madeline).
Behind the Scenes:David Gordon Green, known for his work on Blumhouse’s Halloween trilogy, helms The Exorcist: Believer, taking the director’s chair once again to lead this terrifying legacy sequel. The script is a collaboration between Green and Peter Sattler, with the story developed by Green, Danny McBride, and Scott Teems— the same writing trio behind the successful 2021 sequel Halloween Kills.
Producer Jason Blum, no stranger to revitalizing horror franchises, shares his enthusiasm for bringing The Exorcist back to life. Blumhouse aims to reinvigorate the iconic horror series by following a similar approach that proved successful with Halloween.
Reviving a Horror Classic:Universal and Peacock acquired the rights to The Exorcist movie trilogy for a staggering $400 million, showing their high expectations for the revived horror series. Blumhouse collaborates with rights holders Morgan Creek Entertainment to breathe new life into the franchise and develop a trilogy of spine-chilling films.
Blum expresses confidence in the team’s ability to reinvent The Exorcist, promising a fresh, new, and terrifying experience while maintaining a connection to the original movie’s essence.
Release Date:The Exorcist: Believer is set to hit theaters on October 13, 2023. Horror enthusiasts and fans of the original classic eagerly await this hair-raising continuation of the iconic tale of possession and terror.