There’s been a rumor floating around the internet for a little bit now and it’s starting to gain a little more traction, so I figured it’s time to start taking it seriously. That’s right, my friends, talks of remaking The Exorcist abound once again.
The rumors are so serious, in fact, that Director of the original classic, William Friedkin, has come forward, stating his stance on a potential remake via Twitter. So, what did the legendary Director have to say? Well, let’s have a look:
Dang. That’s a pretty strong stance he’s taken.
Still yet, that’s exactly the problem with iMDB (the link leads to the potential remake’s page), which was certainly a lot more prevalent in the past. Certain indie filmmakers would attach high-profile Directors, actors, etc… to their project in hopes of garnering some attention for their film.
This certainly appears to be the case with Friedkin, and as we can see, he’s not a fan of the tactic. Let’s just hope he doesn’t have to go full-fledged Stephen King and sue people to have his name removed from the credits.
What do we know about the remake so far?
Other than it being announced; not much. And, whether or not it’s even been “officially announced,” is totally up for debate, too. Even though Morgan Creek said they would *ahem* “never attempt to remake The Exorcist,” (see below) it looks like they’re going to just eat those words.
But why would Morgan Creek go back on their word?
Well, one would have to assume they’re afraid of losing the rights to the franchise, and that’s what’s prompted the discussion of a remake. As is the case with most things in Hollywood, there’s just too much money involved.
Personally, I wish they would just do another theatrical re-release. I mean, who doesn’t want to see Captain Howdy take the big screen once again? ??
Either way, it would only serve to delay the inevitable. It’s pretty surprising that a remake for the scariest film of all time hasn’t come to fruition already. Sooner or later, it’s going to happen.
Welp, we have seen Friendkin’s position on a potential remake. Now, I want to ask: What do you think about a remake of The Exorcist? Join the discussion in the comments section below or visit the forum.