What an excellent day for an exorcism.

Hollywood doesn’t like to let its best villains stay dead, and it was only a matter of time before our favorite little girl turned Satanic entity was next on the, er, chopping block. But don’t freak out just yet, horror fans — there aren’t any concrete plans to speak of at the moment.

Rumors started swirling yesterday when Deadline reported that Morgan Creek Productions, the company that owns a bunch of movies including Major League, the Ace Ventura: Pet Detective series, True RomanceThe Last Of The Mohicans, and Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, is selling the rights to its 78 films.

However, the release noted that “As part of any sale, Morgan Creek would retain remake rights for five titles — Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Major League, Young GunsFlying Tigers and The Exorcist — but pay a percentage of the gross profit to the new owner of the library.”

So of course heads started to spin (see what I did there?) at the mere mention of The Exorcist and remake in the same sentence. Many sequels and prequels have been made, as well as an entire possession genre of films unrelated but clearly inspired by the original, but a remake of the 1973 classic hasn’t been discussed — until now.

Deadline reports:

The company is completely debt-free. Hence, the money that comes from sale of the library will go back into its film production fund. “I’m selling the library strictly for economic reasons,” Morgan Creek CEO Jim Robinson told Deadline. “It will go back into the company to fund more production. We have a number of properties that we are looking to move forward on.” Hmmm, could a remake of Major League and Ace be in the works? “Yes,” said Robinson, who said that ideas are being tossed right now for both those and The Exorcist.

Sigh. Please, we’re begging you, studio heads and big execs, don’t remake The Exorcist. There are so few ways it could go well that I personally don’t think it’s even worth attempting. If there were ever a movie that simply doesn’t need a remake, it’s this one.



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My cousin forced me to watch Child’s Play when I was around five years old, and I’ve loved horror movies ever since. I’ll watch anything (the gorier the better) but faint at the sight of blood in real life. Let’s be internet friends -- follow me on Twitter @mrstschinkel.