The classic horror movie “The Exorcist” is being rumored to be in the verge of a remake. This notion as reported by Deadline was triggered by the recent information that Morgan Creek Productions is in the verge of dumping the domestic rights of more than 70 films in their movie library. Read on.
Morgan Creek head honcho Jim Robinson was quoted in the interview that he was hawking a vast number of titles due to economic reasons and as part of any sale. The American film studio would not only retain TV rights but also would maintain the privileges of a potential re-creation of a certain number of its key movie titles.
““It will go back into the company to fund more production. We have a number of properties that we are looking to move forward on,” the CEO revealed the purpose of their actions. “The Exorcist” though was not in the list as Morgan Creek Productions held to the remake rights of the 1973 William Freidkin classic.
“Yes,” Robinson added when asked if the funds raised from the auction will directly affect the possible film production of remake of “The Exorcist” along with “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Major League,” “Young Guns” and “Flying Tigers.”
“The Exorcist” was infamous during its heyday as it was banned in certain towns and countries not just due to clamors from the Catholic church but because it was terrifyingly scary. The psychological horror film caused its moviegoers to become dizzy and in shock which resulted on paramedics rushing in to treat the affected populace. It was not until 1999 that the “The Exorcist” came into video form in an “uncut’ version.
“The Exorcist” centered on a naïve child who gradually exhibited a strange and aggressive conduct after tinkering with a Quija board game. Linda Blair had a break-out acting performance as the demonically possessed twelve-year-old daughter of the MacNeils as she spewed tons of vomit and spider-walked her way on the big screen.
Despite this sudden pronouncement and interest for the 10-time Academy Award nominated horror flick (it garnered two awards), director Freidkin wasn’t too happy on jumping on the reboot bandwagon according to the recent post on his Twitter feed.
“I mention it only in passing, but I don’t believe Morgan Creek has rights to THE ORIGINAL, only the so-called sequels,” the 80-year-old Academy Award-winning director revealed on Twitter.
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