A collective sigh of relief should fall over Exorcist fans with this news.
Bloody-Disgusting got the exclusive scoop recently that film studio Vertigo Entertainment (responsible for producing remakes of The Ring, The Grudge and Quarantine) have abandoned its original idea of remaking The Exorcist.
Instead, the studio will adapt Mark Opsasnick’s book The Real Story Behind The Exorcist.
The book revolves around a reporter trying to track down the real person upon which the movie The Exorcist was based, and discovers that there was more to the story. During the investigation, different tales are told by “witnesses” from their perspective that lead the reporter to the real-life inspiration.
Interestingly, the studio plans to ignore the actual newspaper articles that exist in relation to the case.
I’m going to keep an eye on this project here at CaptainHowdy.com because of its relationship with The Exorcist. It could turn out to be a worthy addition to the story, albeit with a different approach entirely.