Having relaunched the Halloween franchise in 2018, it seems that Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green are now turning their attention to another iconic horror property.
As reported by The Observer, Blumhouse and Morgan Creek are currently developing a sequel to the classic 1973 shocker The Exorcist, with Green in talks to direct. No further details are available at present, but the new project is said to be a sequel to the original film (and would presumably ignore the previous sequels, a la Halloween).
Directed by William Friedkin and based on William Peter Blatty’s novel of the same name, The Exorcist revolved around the demonic possession of a young girl, and featured a cast that included Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair and Jason Miller. A huge success at the box office, it spawned the sequels Exorcist II: The Heretic and The Exorcist III, as well as prequels Exorcist: The Beginning and Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist.
Green and Blumhouse are currently hard at work on the Halloween sequels Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, which are set for release in October 2021 and October 2022 respectively.