With the recent news that ‘Poltergeist‘ is finally being remade you may ask what was going on with that rumor of ‘The Exorcist‘ being made into a TV show. Last year we heard that Sean Durkin (‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’) was set to develop the series but then not a whole lot after.
‘The Exorcist’ takes place centered around a young girl who is possessed and the priest who is attempting to cast the demon out. It’s a battle of good vs evil which set horror and non-horror fans ablaze with an plot that has withstood the test of time.
Here was Durkin’s vision of what the TV series would be about:
The Exorcist follows the events leading up to a demonic possession and especially the after-effects of how a family copes with it: In short, not well … and when medical and psychiatric explanations fail, the desperate family turns to the church, with Father Damien Karras finally brought in to attempt the exorcism.
With this year marking the 40th anniversary of the award winning and ever classic version of William Friedkin’s ‘The Exorcist’, one has to ask what is the status of the development of the TV series?
Well it appears that Sean Durkin and his vision of the show is old news. Morgan Creek (who has the rights for ‘The Exorcist’) has a new take on the series that was written by Jeremy Slater (‘The Fantastic Four’) that they are shopping around. Roy Lee (‘The Departed’) is set to be the executive producer of the show and there is interest from both broadcast and cable networks. (Cable networks interested please win this one!)
I’m curious to see how this shapes up. The movie is such a classic and either a remake set in the same time or adapted to modern times could be fantastic.
So is this going to be a smash hit or are we going to need a young priest and an old priest to exorcise the demon of this show from our minds? Sound off below if you are excited or not!