This fall, it is going to be 50 years because the world first got here to concern pea soup and tall Washington D.C. staircases. December 26, 1973 was the date of the discharge of the unique The Exorcist, which turned one of many greatest horror films of all time, and launched a franchise that can now resume for contemporary audiences — with a legacyquel, relatively than a reboot of the idea.
The brand new movie, The Exorcist: Believer, follows a brand new pair of women who turn into possessed with assorted unholy evils. One of many women’ dads, performed by Leslie Odom Jr., recruits Ellen Burstyn’s Chris MacNeil to assist. Chris was the mom of Regan, the little woman (performed by Linda Blair) who was possessed within the authentic movie of The Exorcist.
The primary trailer for the film does a good job of creating the premise, and connecting again to the unique Exorcist. (It additionally makes use of that traditional Exorcist piano rating as nicely.) You’ll be able to watch the trailer under:
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That is the primary Exorcist film since two totally different prequels that had been made as one lengthy and troubled manufacturing after which launched in 2004 and 2005. (Neither Exorcist: The Starting or Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist acquired good critiques or did notably nicely on the field workplace.) Since then, the sequence was revived on tv by Fox, on a present that lasted two seasons.
Believer’s director is a person with loads of expertise with horror legacyquels: David Gordon Inexperienced, who lately wrapped up a trilogy of Halloween films that continued the story of the unique slasher.
Right here is The Exorcist: Believer’s official synopsis:
Because the demise of his pregnant spouse in a Haitian earthquake 12 years in the past, Victor Fielding (Tony winner and Oscar® nominee Leslie Odom, Jr.; One Night time in Miami, Hamilton) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett, Good Women) on his personal. However when Angela and her good friend Katherine (newcomer Olivia Marcum), 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 drive Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, search out the one individual alive who has witnessed something prefer it earlier than: Chris MacNeil.
Nicely, describing her as “the one individual alive” with expertise with exorcisms I assume reveals whether or not we’re going to see Linda Blair or Regan on this film. However perhaps that’s a advertising faux out.
The Exorcist: Believer is scheduled to open in theaters on October 13.