We are still in 2022, but the horror film ‘The Exorcist’ which was released in 1973 is coming back with a reboot. The sequel to the original movie will be released on October 13th, 2023. Ellen Burstyn will be reprising her role as Chris MacNeil and would star alongside Leslie Odom Jr. and Nedim Jahic in the film. The upcoming film will have the same plot as the original but with a new perspective. It will be a wonderful opportunity to introduce a new generation to this classic tale,” said Ellen Burstyn in a statement, per The Hollywood Reporter. For those who don’t know, ‘The Exorcist’ follows Chris MacNeil, a single mother terrorized by her daughter’s increasingly lewd behavior and violent episodes of possession. When she seeks help, the priest sends a Catholic priest to help her. He takes her to a hospital where doctors discover she is suffering from possession of the devil. The 1973 film ‘The Exorcist’ won Oscars including Best Writing and Best Screenplay based on material from another medium.
- Ann Dowd
- Leslie Odom Jr.
- Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil
- Nedim Jahic as Demon’s voice
- Rory Gross as Tyler
- Nick Benas as Neighbor
- Nigel Barto as Nurse
- Amanda Beth as Nurse
The film is Scheduled to be released on October 13th, 2023.
About the film ‘The Exorcist?
The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror movie directed by William Friedkin. The screenplay was written by William Peter Blatty, adapted from his 1971 novel of the same name, and was produced by William Peter Blatty and Morgan Creek Productions. The movie stars Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, and Jason Miller. The Exorcist tells the story of a young girl (Linda Blair) who plays with a demonic doll called “Pazuzu”. This influences her to become possessed by an ancient demon, and the priest tries to save the child, who then becomes his biggest challenge.
What fans are expecting from its reboot?
Most of the fans are excited to see what the upcoming movie will bring and how it will become as successful as its prequel. Some fans expect to see the young version of Linda Blair. They think that it will be more exciting to watch for those who watched in their childhood years. Some people expect a slightly different plot of the story if compared to the original one. On the other hand, some people think that it will be too different from the original. They believe that a remake can’t be very successful if it is too different from the first one and fans are hoping that they can enjoy the same thrill and excitement when they get back to the 1973 chapter of ‘The Exorcist’ movie.
How do people react?
When the movie was released in 1973, it attracted a lot of attention from religious groups who regarded it as blasphemous. Despite that, it became one of the most profitable films ever made and received critical acclaim worldwide. People have mixed feelings about this film as some regard it as scary while others think that it is not scary at all.
Who can watch this film?
Most of the fans are waiting for a new adaptation of ‘The Exorcist’ because they can enjoy a mysterious, evil, and disturbing atmosphere. This film will be suitable for young audiences as well as older ones. Most of the people who watched the original version when they were younger are looking forward to reconnecting with their childhood, and it will be a great opportunity for those who missed it.
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