It’s an excellent day for an exorcism, at least according to the folks over at Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.
That’s right, buried deep at the bottom of a recent Deadline article lies news that Morgan Creek is planning a reboot of William Friedkin’s 1973 horror classic The Exorcist. What’s more surprising is that the short blurb specifies a 2021 theatrical release for said reboot, despite there having been absolutely no word on the project up to this point. You’d think that a reboot of such a high profile film would have kicked something up by now.
The news only consists of half of a sentence, so unfortunately there isn’t much to glean here. It is worth pointing out, however, that back in 2015, Morgan Creek specifically promised that they would never attempt a remake of The Exorcist:
Deadline clearly feels comfortable enough with this information to include it in their article. SlashFilm has reached out to both the Morgan Creek Entertainment Group and William Friedkin for more delicious deets on the subject but neither have responded as of this post. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
What do you make of this story? Do you think that Morgan Creek is planning to entirely start from scratch with a remake of The Exorcist? The outlet’s specific use of the word “reboot” could suggest some narrative tie to the original film. Do you think that’s more likely? More important, is this even something you’d want to check out? Jump down to the comments below and let me and the rest of the movie-loving world know your thoughts!