The Power of Legacy Sequels Compels You: David Gordon Green To Direct Exorcist Sequel For Blumhouse and Morgan Creek


It's that time again where we finally have a piece of news that isn't about something getting delayed by the Covid-19 crisis. While everything else is slowly starting to reopen, studios are developing and looking into whatever they can make when things get back to normal again. Yep, these stories will keep happening as the world tries to return to normal. Right now, we are looking into Morgan Creek's plans to revive The Exorcist with Blumhouse.

Earlier this year, you may remember that we talked about Morgan Creek's tentative plans to revisit The Exorcist. This news was found buried within a Deadline story how Morgan Creek is producing a new take on Dead Ringers with Rachel Weisz. The article goes on to describe how Morgan Creek has several projects in development including a show for AMC called Stay Tuned and a new  Exorcist movie. This was the first time publicly that the new Exorcist movie has been talked about. Until now. 

Sources indicate that development on the new film is heating up with David Gordon Green and Blumhouse Productions now attached. Gordon Green is in talks to direct the film and Blumhouse will co-produce the film. If this works out, this will be Gordon Green's fourth film with Blumhouse after his three Halloween films. There is no word yet on who will write the film but we imagine that we will know sooner rather than later. 

The franchise has not been on the big screen since 2005. The last major iteration of The Exorcist was a TV show on Fox that ran for two seasons. The show strong reviews from fans and critics but was not a runaway ratings success. It was only a matter of time before someone did something new with this franchise. Hopefully by the time this comes out, we will be able to fight off demons with holy water instead of PPE.