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‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ director to bring “The Exorcist’ to a TV near you!

exorcist shadowIt’s been 40 years since The Exorcist took the world by storm, but the property still has a lot of commercial heat. On top of the recently announced stage adaptation, Vulture is reporting that Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) is set to adapt and direct it for a 10 episode TV series. The project, which won’t be shopped around for two weeks, will stray from the iconic film and follows the events leading up to a demonic possession and especially the after-effects of how a family copes with it. When medical and psychiatric explanations fail, the desperate family turns to the church, with Father Damien Karras finally brought in to attempt the exorcism.

All this renewed interest in The Exorcist is pretty interesting. First, Nathaniel at The Film Experience hosted a Hit Me With Your Best Shot about the film, then there was the stage adaptation that will come to LA in July and now this mini seires. Could this be because there hasn’t been a good possession movie recently? Much like the Carrie remake, this series will have a lot to live up to considering the original film was nominated for 10 Oscars and is consistently ranked as the scariest film of all time.


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Written by Terence Johnson

When he's not enduring Shade Samurai training from Victoria Grayson, you can find Terence spends his time being an avid watcher of television, Criterion film collector, Twitter addict, and awards season obsessive. Opinionated but open minded, ratchet but with class, Terence holds down the fort as the producer of the Power Hour podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @LeNoirAuteur.


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John Rivera

Do we really need this? Sean Durkin is up and coming with so much potential and he chooses an Exorcist mini series as his next project SMH.



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