‘The Exorcist’ rights sell for $ 400 million
Blumhouse and David Gordon Green fight the new horrors.
We knew that David Gordon Green and Blumhouse were taking on a new role Exorcist Trilogy after wrapping his Halloween Trilogy, but now a new report from The New York Times confirms the original Exorcist Star Ellen Burstyn is coming back for the films.
In even bigger news than that, Universal Pictures and Peacock closed a $ 400 million deal to buy the rights to the new trilogy. That’s a lot of money for a horror remake. Even considering you get three films.
Green tells Total film magazine that he spent his pandemic being the first of the Exorcist Movies and that it would be a direct sequel to the Friedkin classic.
“I like them all Exorcist Movies … And not only do I like them, I think they can all fall into acceptable mythology for what I do, ”he said The exorcist 2 never happened. ‘ That’s good to exist. They are all okay to exist and I enjoy them all. ”
Green continued, “It’s another fun legacy to be a part of and hopefully we’ll get that started in the near future. That’s a lot of research and not just impulsive scriptwriting. This is one that you talk to a lot of people about. You read a lot of books and do a lot of interviews. The original film had such dramatic authenticity. It’s a lot more than I expected to get into. And I think I was naive to think that. But it was very exciting to be involved in so many of these conversations that you find yourself in. ”
What is the movie supposed to be about?
Well, according to the New York Times, Burstyn will repeat her role as Chris MacNeil. She is tracked down by a father who believes his child is possessed, played by Leslie Odom Jr. The Times reports that the film “is expected to hit theaters in late 2023. According to the terms of the deal, the second and third films could be “Debut on Peacock, according to one of the people brought up on the matter.”
We’ve seen horror make a lot of money at the box office, so it will be interesting to see how the first film does at the box office and if it makes sense to make money selling tickets before it hits the platform. Still, companies need their streamers to do well. So it wouldn’t be a surprise if they walk day and night or find a way to show the movie in theaters and on the platform so they can draw eyeballs. We just have to see.
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