The Exorcist TV Series

The Exorcist: Fox Developing 'Modern Reinvention' of Classic Thriller

Great news for fans of projectile vomiting and potty-mouthed pre-teens: Fox has placed a pilot order for The Exorcist, an hour-long “modern reinvention” of William Blatty’s 1971 book (which spawned the classic 1973 horror film).

Adapted by up-and-coming screenwriter Jeremy Slater, the project is being described as “a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.”

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  1. Well, we know there are certain aspects of the original movie that likely could never be made today. That is likely to result in a very tamped down version of The Exorcist. And if this will be on network TV, it will be tamer still. Put it on Netflix or some place they could have a freer hand if they insist on remaking this.

  2. Cory says:

    FOX should try making this as scary as they possibly can get away with, rating it TV-MA (of course it’d be a tame MA, like “Home” from The X-Files) and giving it a limited run of 8 to 10 episodes.

  3. Sally McLinn says:

    Fox is desperate. They have totally nothing going for them.

  4. John Davis says:

    The Exorcist: Live! with Ryan Seacrest

  5. Drew says:

    My word of advice for them: with horror, less is more. The more you show, the less scary it is. Use the viewer’s imagination against them.

    • johnhelvete says:

      This is true most of the time ^ Requires a good director well versed in horror or suspense to pull that off though.

  6. Debbie says:

    There were a number of scenes and subplots in the book that weren’t in the movie. Yet the film didn’t suffer for the absence. Personally, this is another needless remake, but one that I’d likely tune in for just to see if they include those missing pieces.

  7. Bzzzzt says:

    Wow. Fox is incapable of green-lighting an ORIGINAL idea, isn’t it? I bet the possessed one will end up helping a cop solve crimes.

  8. HAP says:

    Are they serious? What a waste of time and money.