Get your pea soup and crucifixes ready as THE EXORCIST is coming back again in a massive way. Right after numerous failed sequels and a good Tv set sequence, a model new direct sequel to the vintage William Friedkin masterpiece is about to be declared. Though David Gordon Green’s sequel has been buzzing all over due to the fact his good results resurrecting the Halloween franchise, a new report from Universal and Peacock reveals that his Exorcist project will be a huge trilogy that will charge upwards of $400 million.
If which is not enough to get your head spinning, it can be also been confirmed that Ellen Burstyn will be reprising her Academy-nominated role as Chris MacNeil for the new trilogy. Also joining the effort and hard work of this Exorcist triple-danger is Academy Award nominee Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, One particular Evening in Miami)
“You will find no greater time to be joining forces with the team at Peacock, reuniting with the wonderful crew at Common and at last receiving to get the job done with my friends at Blumhouse, than on this traditional franchise, ‘‘ explained David Robinson, Morgan Creek President. “David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Scott Teems, and Peter Sattler have set alongside one another a powerful continuation of this legendary tale and I won’t be able to wait to convey this to enthusiasts about the earth.”
“Blumhouse has generally skilled incredible partnership from the workforce at Common, and I’m grateful to Donna Langley and Jimmy Horowitz for believing in the vision of David’s film and obtaining the foresight to be versatile with distribution, so the team feels best-notch support through the lifeline of the film. They’re fully commited to the theatrical exhibition and will also serving streaming viewers well by bringing an fascinating franchise like the ‘Exorcist’ to Peacock too,” said Jason Blum, CEO and Founder of Blumhouse. “I am grateful to be functioning with David Robinson and the fantastic staff at Morgan Creek on this iconic franchise.”
The authentic 1973 film, The Exorcist has grossed more than $441 million to date, producing it the greatest domestic grossing horror film for a 44-calendar year-prolonged operate. The photograph was also nominated for 10 Academy Awards, together with just one for Ellen Burstyn, who was nominated for Most effective Actress. The movie also nabbed the honor of remaining the very first horror movie ever nominated for Greatest Picture.
Could it be? Will we finally get the adhere to-up to The Exorcist that the franchise calls for? I have fond reminiscences of the first Exorcist film. It was the only other horror movie besides George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Useless that afraid the bejesus out of my mother. “It freaks me out simply because that shit could actually occur,” she utilised to say. I are unable to hold out to notify her that a good sequel to the to start with movie in the collection is in the works. She’s likely to have nightmares for months. Mwahaha!