David Gordon Green in recent years revived the Halloween franchise with a further two sequels on their way in the next couple of years. He is now reportedly setting his sights at another horror classic.
According to The Observer, he’s reportedly making a deal with the Blumhouse team to craft a new sequel for The Exorcist.
Jason Blum, David Robinson and James Robinson will serve as producers on the film. Blumhouse is one of the companies behind the successful 2018 legacy sequel Halloween, which grossed more $255 million worldwide, and was the second-highest opening for a horror movie that year.
The original 1973 film, directed by William Friedkin, starred Ellen Burstyn and Max von Sydow and followed the demonic possession of a 12-year-old girl. Friedkin will not be involved in the new project.
The Exorcist franchise hasn’t been on the big screen since the 2005 release of Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist, an alternate version of the previous year’s Exorcist: The Beginning. Those films came in the wake of 1977’s The Exorcist II: The Heretic and 1990’s The Exorcist III.
More recently, “The Exorcist” became a short-lived television series at Fox, which was surprisingly excellent and cleverly took place in the same world as the original classic.
The series was cancelled after just two seasons.