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'The Exorcist' getting TV remake

1971 Book “The Exorcist', Which Was The Basis For The 1973 Classic Horror Film, Is Being Adapted For A Fox TV Pilot.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Jan 2016, 12:42:25 PM

Los Angeles:

1971 book “The Exorcist”, which was the basis for the 1973 classic horror film, is being adapted for a Fox TV pilot.

The series is a serialised psychological thriller set in the present day that focuses on two men dealing with a family’s demonic possession, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The new version hails from 20th Century Fox TV and Morgan Creek Productions, with Jeremy Slater, co-writer of 2015’s Fantastic Four, penning the pilot. There is not currently any word on a planned premiere date.

Director William Friedkin’s “The Exorcist”, centering on two priests attempting to save a possessed teenage girl, starred Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J Cobb and Linda Blair.

It was nominated for 10 Oscars, winning two, and is generally regarded to be among the greatest horror films ever made.

The film spawned a string of poorly received sequels, the most recent of which was 2005’s “Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist”, which reportedly grossed a paltry USD 251,495 at the box office upon its limited theatrical release. PTI PSH0 Oscars, winning two, and is generally regarded to be among the greatest horror films ever made.

The film spawned a string of poorly received sequels, the most recent of which was 2005’s “Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist”, which reportedly grossed a paltry USD 251,495 at the box office upon its limited theatrical release.

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First Published : 23 Jan 2016, 12:41:00 PM

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