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There is a new Exorcist trilogy heading our way and Ellen Burstyn is returning

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David Gordon Green has already directed a sequel to a classic horror movie in the shape of 2018’s Halloween. That is becoming a trilogy with Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. All three films follow on from John Carpenter’s 1978 classic and ignores the previous sequels.

It appears the David Gordon Green will be following the same formula with The Exorcist as Universal is spending $400 million to buy a new Exorcist trilogy with plans to screen some of the films on Peacock, according to Variety. They also report that Ellen Burstyn, the Oscar-winning actress from the 1973 original, will reprise her role as Chris MacNeil. They will be produced by Blumhouse.

The new trilogy will be a sequel to the first film and ignore the sequels. That also means it will be ignoring the brilliant 2016 series which followed on from the events of the original.

Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, One Night in Miami) will also star in the new film. He will be playing a character who tracks down Burstyn’s after his child becomes possessed.

“Blumhouse has always experienced incredible partnership from the team at Universal, and I’m grateful to Donna Langley and Jimmy Horowitz for believing in the vision of David’s film and having the foresight to be flexible with distribution, so the team feels top notch support through the lifeline of the film. They’re committed to theatrical exhibition and will also [be] serving streaming viewers well by bringing an exciting franchise like the ‘Exorcist’ to Peacock too,” said Jason Blum, the CEO and founder of Blumhouse. “I’m grateful to be working with David Robinson and the great team at Morgan Creek on this iconic franchise.”

The first Exorcist movie is expected to debut theatrically on Oct. 13, 2023. Subsequent installments will potentially be broadcast directly on Peacock.

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