William Friedkin

Fox orders pilot for TV reboot of The Exorcist
Jan 25, 2016

The Exorcist is being remade, and this time it's going to be aimed at TV.

Del Toro + other filmmakers pay tribute to makeup legend Dick Smith
Aug 1, 2014

Dick Smith influenced many of Hollywood's biggest filmmakers, and in the wake of his death, they're saying thank you.

Exorcist's William Friedkin: TV better than movies, superhero flicks 'opium for the eyes’
Jul 15, 2014

One of the most iconic directors in history is opening up about the state of film and television, and he’s got a few things to say about our whiz-bang blockbuster mentality.

Exorcist director says sequel is 'one of the worst films I've ever seen'
Apr 15, 2013

William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist, has no problem speaking his mind about the sequels that have come out in the original horror classic's wake.

Take a look at some eerie never-before-seen Exorcist test footage
Dec 17, 2012

Just in time for Halloween season, some rare, never-before-seen special effects test footage from The Exorcist has shown up online.

William Friedkin almost produced Star Wars (but felt Lucas wouldn't pull it off)
Dec 17, 2012

It's a dangerous game, working in Hollywood. You're often called on to judge projects from little more than a pitch, and sometimes you might miss the boat on a far-out flick that turns out to be a hit. Back in the 1970s, William Friedkin made one of those tough calls and turned down Star Wars—mostly because he didn't think George Lucas could make it work.