'The Exorcist' to Levitate to TV
When I was a kid, I watched The Exorcist on TV through the holes in the afghan my grandmother knitted, safely protected by the blanket draped over my head. Now, almost 40 years after William Peter Blatty's bestselling story of possession shocked audiences and became the first horror blockbuster, The Exorcist is being adapted into a miniseries for TV.
Martha Marcy May Marlene writer-director Sean Durkin is adapting the occult classic into a ten-episode television series, according to Vulture. With more time to develop the story, the new Exorcist plans to chronicle the events leading up to a demonic possession and then focus on how a family copes in the aftermath.
No network for the miniseries has been announced yet, as the project hasn't been formally shopped to networks.
While nothing could ever top the frightening, head-spinning, projectile pea-soup Linda Blair original for me, I for one am quite interested to see what they do with the story in the Paranormal Activity age.
What an excellent day for an exorcism…