1971 book “The Exorcist”, which was the basis for the 1973 classic horror film, is being adapted for a Fox TV pilot.
The series is a serialised psychological thriller set in the present day that focuses on two men dealing with a family’s demonic possession, said The Hollywood Reporter.
The new version hails from 20th Century Fox TV and Morgan Creek Productions, with Jeremy Slater, co-writer of 2015’s Fantastic Four, penning the pilot. There is not currently any word on a planned premiere date.
Director William Friedkin’s “The Exorcist”, centering on two priests attempting to save a possessed teenage girl, starred Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J Cobb and Linda Blair.
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The film spawned a string of poorly received sequels, the most recent of which was 2005’s “Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist”, which reportedly grossed a paltry USD 251,495 at the box office upon its limited theatrical release. Oscars, winning two, and is generally regarded to be among the greatest horror films ever made.