There's no question... The Exorcist is one of those rare movies that was so revolutionary and good that it became the measuring stick for all posseson films after its release. That being said, it's only a matter of time before someone remakes it. Speaking of which...
Deadline is reporting that a TV series take on William Peter Blatty’s best seller is brewing. The te reports that Morgan Creek, which has the rights to the property, is shopping an "Exorcist" drama series penned by hot young feature writer Jeremy Slater, and there is interest in the project from broadcast and cable networks. Roy Lee, executive producer of The Departed and The Ring, is set to executive produce.
You may remember that last year Morgan Creek and Lee shopped an "Exorcist" limited series project with a different writer. Slater’s is a brand new take on the material.
Stay tuned, kids... and say your prayers!
A true cinema landmark, the theological thriller is one of the top ten box-office performers of all time. The Exorcist took 10 Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, and won two Oscars® for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as winning for Best Sound. Subsequently, the film went on to become a multi-million dollar franchise. Directed by Friedkin (Oscar®-winner for The French Connection - Directing 1971) and written by William Peter Blatty, the film is based on his best-selling novel, which sold nearly 13 million copies domestically and was the #1 book on the New York Times Best Seller List for 57 weeks, 17 of them at #1.