Considered the most terrifying film of all time during its initial release, The Exorcist has been one of the most influential horror films of all time. With numerous sequels throughout the years, plenty of parodies and even wining some Oscars, the horror genre really owes itself to The Exorcist for how much of an impact it had on the industry. With Hollywood wanting to capitalize on classic franchises, it has been reported that a new reboot of The Exorcist is set to come out in 2021.
The report occurred when the studio producing the upcoming reboot, Morgan Creek, were discussing details on an upcoming adaptation of David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers. Details for other films have surfaced including a “theatrical reboot” of The Exorcist being one of their projects. Not much has been stated on the reboot, particular one who would be attached to direct and write or even if the film will have some ties to the original movie or a complete remake all together.
It certainly sounds like a difficult tasks to reboot The Exorcist as it is a film that would certainly be hard to top if attempting to remake it. Rebooting it as a continuation would sound like the proper move, however might be a bit more difficult than it sounds considering that the franchise had a spotty track record of films with many not coming close to the original film. While some of the sequels and shows based off the iconic film have their fans, considering how hard it is to top the original even with those sequels leave some fans skeptical on this reboot. Regardless, if given the right director and writer, it could lead to one of the more interesting horror reboots in recent memory. We’ll see in 2021 when Pazuzu potentially returns to wreck havoc.