“The Exorcist” – The Scariest Movie of All Time Soon to Be on TV

Posted 2016/01/24 4640 0

FOX is moving forward with plans for a television series based on “The Exorcist”, the movie was first shown 40 years ago but hauls many people’s minds. 

Back in 2013, there was a rumor that FOX was planning for a television series based on William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist. However, there has been not much news about the project but we won’t have to wait for much longer, according to The Hollywood Reporter, FOX has ordered an Exorcist tv series pilot that still has Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four) attached to script.

The series is described as a modern reinvention of William Peter Blatty’s story of two different men who grapple with a family’s demonic possession. In which, they have to fight against the real face of demon.

The series is proposed in the period which the two trends are dominant: remake of famous movies and horror related to supernatural forces like demonic possession. Last year, the cable channel Destination America hit a great success with the reality TV show named Exorcism: Live!.

The Exorcist was published in 1971, inspired by alleged true stories of demonic possession. The story was famously brought to the screen in 1973 with a feature film helmed by William Friedkin. The story follows Regan, a 12 years old girl, who is taken over by an ultimate evil. In the beginning of the movie, Regan is a cute, innocent and independent girl. Things get worse after Regan heard strange noises and she becomes violent with unexpected tantrums. After the matter is out of reach of her doctor, they start to ask for help by supernatural forces. 

The Exorcist remains widely regarded as one of the scariest films of all time and went on to spawn a feature film franchise. The Exorcist II: The Heretic followed in 1977, The Exorcist III in 1990, The Exorcist: The Beginning in 2004 and Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist in 2005.

Slater is also attached to executive produce the series alongside David Robinson, James Robinson and Barbara Wall. Both 20th Century Fox Television and Morgan Creek Productions are producing.