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THE EXORCIST was released into theaters back in 1973, causing a huge buzz, with many calling it the scariest movie ever made. The film became the measuring stick for all possession flicks after it's release. With all of the remakes and adaptations going on these days, it was only a matter of time before the same was done to this classic story.
As FOX prepares to bring us their "modern reinvention" of THE EXORCIST in the form of a TV series, a new throwback style trailer has arrived and can be viewed down below. We have also included the previously released Comic-Con trailer.
Rupert Wyatt directed the pilot episode. Wyatt is known for helming RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Jeremy Slater was in charge of writing the script.
"THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN (Ben Daniels) is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission.
Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomas’ parish. On the surface, they’re a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE (Alan Ruck) is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka) thinks she’s hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA (Geena Davis) has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last.
Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.”
THE EXORCIST TV series will air on FOX September 23rd.