The Exorcist: During what other season wouldn’t it be ideal to begin shooting the upcoming sixth installment in the storied Exorcist series? Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist was released in 2005, over two decades after the first picture, and now legendary director David Gordon Green is reviving the genre with a new trilogy.
Fans are eagerly anticipating Green’s next big effort after he offered the media a sneak look at the premiere of his newest horror flick, Halloween Ends.
The Exorcist: Filmmaker William Friedkin told Variety, “We start in a couple of weeks, and we’re eager to roll up our sleeves and delve into the next great series.” Green gushed about the fantastic acting and scripting on the show. The Halloween remake, which Green directed, was a riveting and horrifying experience that satisfied the insatiable eyes of slasher film lovers even though he is best known for his humorous and dramatic work.
‘The Exorcist’ Remake, Release Date
Similar to what he did with Halloween, Green intends to retcon The Exorcist in an effort to update the franchise, give it a newfound relevance, and create connections across the films in the series. The next Exorcist picture, which still has a title, is a sequel to William Friedkin’s groundbreaking 1973 original, which was the first horror film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Green hopes to maintain that winning streak, and his present form suggests he can. Universal has bet $400 million on the trilogy, so we hope he is successful.
The Exorcist: Fans are thrilled to see series veteran Ellen Burstyn, who had turned down the chance to reprise her role in the original films, return for the remake. Several scenes with Burstyn in the revival have already been filmed, as she revealed to The Hollywood Reporter.
This appears to contradict subsequent statements made by Green, but it’s likely that he was referring to a different aspect of film production than the main shoot when he gave that interview, and that just the parts starring Ellen Burstyn were pre-filmed. To start with Burstyn in the Exorcist remake is Leslie Odom Jr. (The Many Saints of Newark) and Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale).
The Exorcist: The plot for the first film in the reboot series was written by Green, Scott Teems, and Danny McBride. Peter Sattler and Green both contributed to the writing. Executive producers will be Green, McBride, and Couper Samuelson, while Jason Blum, David Robinson, and James Robinson will be in charge of production. On October 13, 2023, only a few months before the 50th anniversary of the original film, the premiere of the new Exorcist is set to take place in theatres around the country.