Fresh off Halloween Ends, director David Gordon Green offers a promising update on his next horror reboot and trilogy, next year’s The Exorcist.
David Gordon Green offers a promising update on: the exorcist Restart. after seven Halloween sequels and a reboot by Rob Zombie, Green came along and revived the long-running slasher franchise to garner rave reviews with 2018’s Halloweenwhich acted as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original 1978 film. The director returned for last year’s sequel, Halloween killsand the upcoming threequel, Halloween endswhich is expected to conclude the saga of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Michael Myers.
Halloween ends appears in theaters simultaneously and Peacock on October 14, and Green already has a new horror reboot trilogy in the works, the exorcist. Universal paid a reported $400 million for the trilogy, which will be produced by Blumhouse and Ellen Burstyn will reprise her role from the original 1973 film as Chris MacNeil, the mother who hires a pair of Catholic priests to perform an exorcism. on her demon-possessed daughter. Hamilton‘s Leslie Odom Jr. and The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Ann Dowd also stars, with the demonic character Pazuzu also playing a part in the plot.
Now, during an interview with Variety at the Halloween ends premiere, Green offers a promising update for The exorcist Restart. The director reveals when shooting will start and praises the cast and script. Read what Green says below:
We’re starting in a few weeks and we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and dive into the next great franchise. We have a great cast coming together and scripts that we are all excited about.
Can The Exorcist Reboot Match Halloween Success?
Given the many parallels between the two, the exorcist reboot should be able to match Halloween‘s success. For starters, the exorcist is already a planned trilogy, so that there is enough time to tell the story that Green’s Halloween co-writer of the trilogy, Danny McBride, also had a hand in plotting. Just like in 2018 Halloweengreens exorcist will serve as a direct sequel to the franchise’s original film from 1978, while re-comparing all previous sequels, including the much-maligned Exorcist II: The Heretic. Green’s Halloween saw the return of the franchise’s original star, Curtis, as Will the exorcist reboot into Burstyn.
the exorcist reboot should have no problem to match Halloweensuccess, although it does not want to repeat history completely. While 2018’s Halloween received rave reviews, the sequel Halloween kills saw a sharp critical drop. Of Halloween ends Coming out soon, it will be interesting to see if Green can remedy the backlash to the final film, or succumb to the same pitfalls again. With his the exorcist reboot trilogy, Green will definitely want to avoid the sophomore slump. Maybe he learned from his Halloween experiences and can forge a perfect reboot for the horror classic.
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