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Mike Flanagan Set to Write & Direct New Exorcist Film

Universal and Blumhouse are set to change their approach to the Exorcist franchise following the disastrous release of David Gordon Green's The Exorcist: Believer. They have hired Mike Flanagan for a radical new take.

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Mike Flanagan is officially on board to write, direct and produce a brand new Exorcist film for Blumhouse and Universal. The film will be an entirely new story set within The Exorcist universe, with original trilogy plans (beginning with Green's Believer) scrapped entirely. Flanagan said in a statement he was honoured for the chance.

“The Exorcist is one of the reasons I became a filmmaker, and it is an honor to have the chance to try something fresh, bold, and terrifying within its universe. Reuniting with my friends at Blumhouse, with whom I’ve made some of my favorite pieces of work, only makes this more exciting.”

The film will be produced by Trevor Macy on behalf of Intrepid Pictures and Flanagan via his new Red Room Pictures banner. John Scherer will also be working on the film on behalf of Intrepid.

This film marks the fourth collaboration for Flanagan and Blumhouse; he wrote and directed OculusHush and Ouija: Origin of Evil, all also produced by Macy, the latter which was recently featured in Blumhouse’s Halfway to Halloween AMC Film Series.

“Mike’s voice and vision are indispensable for horror fans and we are excited to welcome him back to Blumhouse. I immediately responded to Mike’s new take on the world of The Exorcist and can’t wait for audiences to experience it.” - Jason Blum, Founder and CEO, Blumhouse.
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Original plans for David Gordon Green's trilogy have been scrapped.

“It’s an honour to be working with Mike. I think his vision for this franchise is going to stun audiences worldwide, and I could not be more excited to be working with him, Trevor, Jason and the entire Blumhouse Team.” - David Robinson, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Creek.

More to follow.


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