One of the most frightening films in the history of modern cinema, The Exorcist, is about to be rebooted—but not as a movie. Instead, the classic tale of a young child possessed by a demon will be adapted into a television show, and judging by what we know about it, it should have a very different twist than the classic 1973 film.
According to Vulture, writer-director Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and producer Roy Lee (The Ring, The Departed) are writing the story around a 10-episode, mini-series-style concept. Of course, if it proves a hit, I'm sure they could find a way to keep it going.
Where the original film focused mostly on the possession and exorcism, the series will apparently track the effect on the family involved leading up to the possession, all the way to post-exorcism. As in the original film, the family calls in Father Damien Karras
after exhausting traditional medical options, and things get very creepy and crazy from there.
No network has signed on for the project yet, though Durkin hopes to start shopping it around next month. Considering that FX's American Horror Story is a bona fide hit, the market could be ripe for a well-done Exorcist series.
Sound off: Would you like to see more head-spinning and projectile vomit on the small screen?