Exorcist Writer Says TV Series Rumors are "Utterly False"
"I have a new miniseries remake script that we hope will one day be picked up."
Almost a week ago, Vulture revealed plans for an Exorcist TV show to be in the works with director Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) at the helm. The proposed series was to stretch ten-episodes and focus on events leading up to the classic 1973 horror film.
But much like the strange sickness that possessed Regan almost 40 years ago, things are not what they seem. According to Bleeding Cool, William Peter Blatty, author of the original novel and screenplay, still retains rights to the franchise. Blatty said: “Friedkin and I have a new miniseries remake script that we hope will one day be picked up.” Unless Blatty and Friedkin in the credits, a Pazuzu-filled TV show seems unlikely, especially after Blatty told Bleeding Cool that rumors of another TV series were “utterly false.”
Despite the messy legalities, an Exorcist mini-series could make viewers’ skin crawl and heads turn. Now if only someone would actually do it — the power of Exorcist fans compels you.
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