Halloween Kills has been racking up a significant box-office draw since being released in theaters and Paramount last month. Despite its low score with critics and mediocre reviews from audience members, we’ll still be getting a conclusion to David Gordon Green’s take on the Halloween franchise with Halloween Ends. The collaboration between Green and Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis has been a fruitful one – and the two might be working together again – this time on the latest The Exorcist movie.
Curtis and Green spoke to the people over at Entertainment Weekly to discuss the success and behind-the-scenes info on Halloween Kills. During the interview, the topic of Green tackling an updated version of The Exorcist was brought up and who could play the devil in that movie.
“Maybe I should be the voice of the devil like Mercedes McCambridge,” Curtis chimed in. “You see, if David gives me a part in the new Exorcist trilogy as the voice of the devil, then it is a full-circle return for me, in a meta way. That would blow people’s minds.”
I personally love The Exorcist and the idea of one of the original scream queens having a part in Green’s version would be a welcoming choice.
“I’ll have to get her to audition for that one. “You know, she did the crying baby for the last Halloween movie, so she’s a talented voice actor as well.”
Currently, David Gordon Green is planning to make his installment into The Exorcist franchise a trilogy and is set to write alongside Peter Sattler – as well as direct.
What we know so far is that it will be starring The Many Saints of Newark actor Leslie Odom Jr. He’ll be working with Ellen Burstyn – as she is set to take the role of Chris MacNeil from the original film. The movie’s plot is said to be following Odom’s character as a father whose child has become possessed – and needs MacNeil’s counseling and guidance.
We’ll have to wait and see how everything plays out in the first installment of Green’s The Exorcist trilogy when the movie is released in 2023.