It’s no secret that Hollywood is currently going through a minor obsession with reboots and remakes; it seems that every property you can think of from your childhood or adolescent years is getting an updated version that destined for the cinemas – for better or for worse. While most re-imaginings are movies that are bound for the big screens, every so often a project makes its way to TV instead, where many people think reboots can actually thrive and survive more effectively. That’s the case with ‘The Exorcist,’ coming soon from FOX.
Avid horror fans already know the score, but for those of you who might be unfamiliar: ‘The Exorcist’ began its cinematic life as a 1971 film adaptation of William Blatty’s novel of the same name. Blatty’s work was inspired by accounts of an actual exorcism performed in the 1940s by the Catholic Church. The book has spent time on the New York Times best-seller list, and the movie has been very successful as well, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including having the distinction of being the first-even horror film to be nominated for Best Picture.
Here’s how the upcoming TV series is being described by FOX:
The Exorcist, a modern reinvention inspired by William Blatty’s 1971 book, is a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil.
Geena Davis has signed on to star in the series along with Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Brianne Howey, Hannah Kasulka and Kurt Egyiawan, but beyond these few pieces of information, not much else is known right now. FOX has greenlit ‘The Exorcist’ for their 2016-2017 season, which means we should be seeing it hit the airwaves sometime this Fall.
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