Earlier than signing on to direct The Exorcist: Believer, David Gordon Inexperienced gained recognition for bringing the Halloween franchise again with Blumhouse’s blockbuster trilogy reboot that includes Jamie Lee Curtis‘ return as Laurie Strode. Talking with Empire, Inexperienced defined the distinction of his upcoming Exorcist films from the Halloween reboot when it comes to how he method the story.
“The Halloween films are within the slasher style,” Inexperienced stated. “They’re a spot to play, and possibly have some campy enjoyable. However this one was extra researched and a bit educational. The narrative we have been sculpting, and the relationships, have been extra dramatic. It’s a really totally different method.”
The filmmaker additionally addressed the problem of making one thing new for the franchise whereas retaining what the viewers cherished in regards to the authentic. “We’re speaking in regards to the horror style, however my fundamental ambition was to protect the dramatic integrity, and never lean into what’s developed inside the style on account of the unique movie,” Inexperienced defined. “However that’s unattainable: you need to acknowledge that there have been so many films which can be by-product copycats of The Exorcist. It has developed as an idea, so making a slow-burn, dramatic, provocative, horrific movie is totally different with right now’s viewers than it was 50 years in the past.”
What’s The Exorcist: Believer about?
The Exorcist: Believer serves as a direct sequel to the unique horror characteristic, which was tailored from William Peter Blatty’s novel. Inexperienced is directing from a screenplay he’s co-writing with Scott Teems, Danny McBride, and Peter Sattler. Becoming a member of Burstyn are Leslie Odom Jr, Ann Dowd, Raphael Sbarge, and Jennifer Nettles with newcomers Lidya Jewett and Olivia Marcum.
“For the reason that loss of life of his pregnant spouse in a Haitian earthquake 12 years in the past, Victor Fielding has raised their daughter, Angela on his personal,” reads the synopsis. “However when Angela and her pal Katherine, disappear within the woods, solely to return three days later with no reminiscence of what occurred to them, it unleashes a sequence of occasions that can pressure Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, hunt down the one particular person alive who has witnessed something prefer it earlier than: Chris MacNeil.”
The sequel is produced by Jason Blum, David Robinson, and James Robinson, with Inexperienced, McBride, Couper Samuelson, and Stephanie Allain government producing. It’s a co-production between Blumhouse and Morgan Creek Manufacturing, with Ryan Turek overseeing the venture on behalf of Blumhouse.