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Mike Flanagan has confirmed he will direct a “radical new version” of THE EXORCIST for Blumhouse

Doctor Sleep AND The Haunting of Hill House director Mike Flanagan is officially set to write, direct and produce “a radical new interpretation.” The exorcist.

A few weeks ago it was reported that Flanagan was in talks to direct the film, but it won’t be the sequel to The Exorcist: Believer. Instead, it will be “an entirely new story set in the universe of The Exorcist.”

According to the report, the upcoming film will be about “people possessed by demons and the Jesuit priests who fight them.”

Flanagan said in a statement: “The Exorcist is one of the reasons I became a filmmaker, and it’s an honor to have the chance to try something fresh, bold and terrifying within its universe. Reuniting with my friends at Blumhouse, with whom I created some of my favorite work, makes this even more exciting.”

The head of Blumhouse Jason Blum added, “Mike’s voice and vision are indispensable to horror fans and we are thrilled to welcome him back to Blumhouse. I immediately embraced Mike’s new take on the world of The Exorcist and can’t wait for audiences to experience it.”

David Robinson, President and CEO of Morgan Creek said: “It is an honor to work with Mike. I think his vision for this franchise will amaze audiences around the world and I couldn’t be more excited to work with him, Trevor, Jason and the entire Blumhouse team.”

If there’s anyone who can truly breathe new life into the Exorcist franchise, it’s Flanagan. This guy is one of the best storytellers and directors working in Hollywood right now, and the fact that he’s involved in the next Exorcist movie is exciting.

I can’t wait to see what he comes up with for the next movie, and I’m happy it won’t be a sequel to The Exorcist: Believer.

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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