David Gordon Inexperienced Exits ‘The Exorcist: Deceiver’ – IndieWire

David Gordon Inexperienced is parting methods with “The Exorcist: Deceiver” sequel reboot after beforehand directing “The Exorcist: Believer.”

The 2023 horror movie dissatisfied on the field workplace even whereas bringing again the unique “The Exorcist” stars Ellen Burstyn and Linda Blair. Sequel “The Exorcist: Deceiver” was slated to be launched by Common on April 18, 2025.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the information and revealed that “The Exorcist: Deceiver” has been faraway from the Common launch calendar. Manufacturing firm Blumhouse is searching for a brand new director for the movie. IndieWire has reached out to these concerned.

Inexperienced reportedly is stepping away from “The Exorcist: Deceiver” to give attention to “Nutcrackers,” a movie starring Ben Stiller, and Season 4 of HBO’s “The Righteous Gems,” which he executive-produces. Antoine Fuqua’s Michael Jackson biopic “Michael” in the meantime is taking the April 18, 2025 launch date for Common’s worldwide rollout of the Lionsgate movie.

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Inexperienced was set to direct a full “Exorcist” trilogy at Common as introduced in July 2021. The three-picture manufacturing take care of Common and streaming platform Peacock was priced at “$400 million-plus,” with Inexperienced planning on writing and directing every movie. The slated trilogy, very like Inexperienced’s “Halloween” reboot, serves as a direct sequel to the unique “The Exorcist.” William Friedkin directed the 1973 unique, which 4 movies adopted earlier than 2023’s “Believer.” The newest entry grossed $136 million worldwide after opening October 6, 2023.

Inexperienced beforehand revived the “Halloween” franchise with a trilogy starring Jamie Lee Curtis, culminating in 2022’s “Halloween Ends.” Upon “The Exorcist: Believer” launch, Inexperienced informed IndieWire that he “studied ‘The Exorcist‘ for a few years” earlier than reimagining the franchise.

“There’s no approach {that a} sequel, reboot, or remake can ever be as profound and stunning as when that material and execution was unleashed on the tradition in 1973,” Inexperienced stated. “However we will proceed the story of characters we love and meet them in a up to date world the place the consequences of the occasions in Georgetown 50 years in the past mirror the consequences of the success of that movie on our exterior world. I assumed that will be enjoyable to discover.”

Inexperienced additionally speculated what unique “The Exorcist” director William Friedkin would take into consideration “Believer.” The 1973 movie earned Greatest Image and Greatest Director Oscar nominations.

In the meantime, “Scream 7” just lately additionally misplaced a director with Christopher Landon leaving the Spyglass manufacturing following the firing of Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega’s exit. Fellow ’70s horror franchise “The Omen” is getting a brand new remedy thanks to imminent prequel “The First Omen.”

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