Having brought back the HALLOWEEN franchise to critical and commercial success, its officially been announced that David Gordon Green alongside Danny McBride, Peter Sattler and of course BLUMHOUSE are bringing back The Exorcist franchise for a brand new trilogy and much like Jamie Lee Curtis returning as Laurie Strode to face Michael Myers again, a familiar face is returning to the horror genre after a long, long absence.
Its been confirmed that Ellen Burstyn will reprise her role as Chris MacNeil from the 1973 classic original in the new set of films which will no doubt thrill fans everywhere.
Blumhouse are teaming up with Morgan Creek, Universal, and Peacock to bring this new tale of terror with an October 13, 2023 pencilled in for a release date.
Jason Blum had this to say about the news:
Blumhouse has always experienced incredible partnership from the team at Universal, and I’m grateful to Donna Langley and Jimmy Horowitz for believing in the vision of David’s film and having the foresight to be flexible with distribution, so the team feels top notch support through the lifeline of the film. They’re committed to theatrical exhibition and will also serving streaming viewers well by bringing an exciting franchise like the ‘Exorcist’ to Peacock too. I’m grateful to be working with David Robinson and the great team at Morgan Creek on this iconic franchise.“
While Morgan Creek’s David Robinson had this to say:
There’s no better time to be joining forces with the team at Peacock, reuniting with the great team at Universal and finally getting to work with my friends at Blumhouse, than on this classic franchise. David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Scott Teems and Peter Sattler have put together a compelling continuation of this iconic tale and I can’t wait to bring this to fans around the world.
Reports are suggesting that this new set of films will be a direct continuation from the original and not a reboot/remake and that original star Linda Blair as of yet has not been approached to star.