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Here’s some head-spinning news for you: the executives over at Fox have officially ordered a television adaptation of The Exorcist. 

Take a second. Breathe.

According to sources like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, the pilot will be a modernized reimagining of the original source material: William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel The Exorcist, which inspired the William Friedkin directed classic horror film of the same name.  The pilot, which will have the format of a one-hour drama, is to be written by Jeremy Slater.  Slater will also act as an executive producer, along with Barbara Wall, James Robinson, and David Robinson.

From Variety:

The one-hour drama pilot is described as a modern reinvention inspired by Blatty’s book — a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.

Other information about the pilot, like the name of the director, the cast list, or a premiere date, is not yet available.  We’ll be sure to keep our eyes out though.



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