Jason Blum has released an encouraging production update for the film sequel The Exorcist, directed by David Gordon Green for Universal Pictures.
Jason Blum provides an update on the production status of The Exorcist. Blum breathes new life into the popular supernatural horror series based on the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty. The forthcoming exorcist Film serves as a direct sequel to William Friedkin’s 1973 film The Halloween Reboot trilogy director David Gordon Green is directing the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Peter Sattler, Scott Teems and Danny McBride. Blum produces under his Blumhouse Productions banner. Universal Pictures has planned The Exorcist for an October 2023 release.
Currently plot details on The Exorcist are scarce. The franchise’s demonic antagonist Pazuzu is expected to return, and rumors are circulating that Jamie Lee Curtis could voice the character. Other performers for The Exorcist belong to Ann Dowd (The story of the maid) and Leslie Odom Jr. (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery), with actress Ellen Burstyn returning to reprise her role as Chris MacNeil from the 1973 original The Exorcist Movie. News about for some time The Exorcist was thin, although details are now trickling out.
Jason Blum shared an update on The Exorcist With diversity. The horror maestro reveals he’s preparing to begin production on the film. A specific start date was not given, although Blum stated that he will use the same formula The Exorcist like he did for you Halloween Films that pack the film with appropriate doses of freshness and nostalgia. Read what he said below.
“We are preparing for it. Hopefully we’ll do what we did with The Exorcist as we did with Halloween — do it in a fresh way that’s worth revisiting. And feels so different that people are glad we made it.”
While Blum’s new comments offer a promising update, they might seem a little vague to franchise enthusiasts eagerly awaiting a new installment in the film series. Interestingly, although the core cast has yet to begin work on the film, actress Burstyn has already completed production for her roles in the film. Due to the actress’ advanced age and the risks posed by COVID-19, the studio wanted to film her scenes first, and in February she was able to complete production on her side. The full extent of Ellen Burstyn’s involvement in The Exorcist is unknown, but considering she wrapped filming so early, her appearance would likely be limited to a cameo appearance.
With a full year to go before release, the film still has plenty of time. Considering the filmmakers intend to make a trilogy out of it The Exorcist, it would be prudent to complete production sooner rather than later. This would give plenty of time for marketing to allow both loyalists and new fans to fully appreciate the new additions to the franchise. Blum and Green were busy with it Halloween ends lately, but now that they’re done with post-production, they finally have the time to start work The Exorcist. After this update from Blum, more details about the project will surely follow soon.
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