Updated “EXORCIST” coming to TV


“What’s next—a remake of THE EXORCIST?” That frequent rhetorical question has now been answered with a yes, sort of, as the classic title is being reinvented for television.

Variety reports that the Fox network has ordered a pilot based on William Peter Blatty’s novel. This incarnation of THE EXORCIST will be set in modern times, and is described as “a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller” in which two very different men confront a case of demonic possession that leads them to face true evil. The writer is Jeremy Slater, who penned last year’s THE LAZARUS EFFECT and co-scripted Adam Wingard’s upcoming adaptation of the manga DEATH NOTE, and the production entities are 20th Century Fox Television and Morgan Creek Productions, the latter of which was also behind THE EXORCIST III, DOMINION: PREQUEL TO THE EXORCIST and EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING. No other talent has yet been announced, so keep watching this space…

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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