The horror genre in Hollywood is have a bit of a strange renaissance as of late. We have seen an influx of fantastic original horror films, like Get Out, but there has also been a major wave of awesome reboots, like IT, which are breaking box office records. Another odd aspect of this is that many of these films are coming from the minds of comedians, yet they nail that horror mindset better than ever. There are also direct sequels being made to films that already had sequels – just pretending they didn’t happen. A perfect example of that would be 2018’s Halloween – which was directed by David Gordon Green and which was well received by fans and critics alike. Now, it looks like the director is about to tackle another sequel to an iconic horror film – The Exorcist!
The Observer is reporting that David Gordon Green, the man behind the camera for the highly successful Halloween from 2018 (which has already garnered two sequels set to come out in 2021 and 2022, respectively), is set to direct a sequel to arguably the most terrifying movie ever made. The film will be produced by Blumhouse, but that is all the information we have at this time. No news on the plot, any changes from the original, or casting news has come forth as of yet.
When the original film first came out in 1973, The Exorcist had plenty of controversy, but quickly became a cultural sensation. It became the first horror film to ever be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, one of its ten nominations that year, and was the highest grossing R-rated horror flick for nearly 35 years when it was finally dethroned by the 2017 reboot, IT. This film constantly gets re-released in theaters around Halloween time and continues to terrify audiences to this day. And, considering it is based (albeit loosely) on true events, it is all the more horrifying.
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