The Exorcist: Sean Durkin Cult Film Adapted as a Television Series
Hannibal Lecter could soon be the company of another cult horror figure on U.S. television to get: Regan Mac-Neil. Film writer and director Sean Durkin is working on a production version of the classic The Exorcist.
Serial versions of cult films are currently in vogue: mid-February, NBC gave the green light for the 13-part first season of “Hannibal,” an adaptation of the series five times for an Oscar winning horror thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991).
The next cult movie that is about to jump on the small screen, “The Exorcist” film writer and director Sean Durkin a report from Vulture operates according jointly with Morgan Creek and Roy Lee on a production version of a horror movie, which will include ten episodes . Durkin is expected eventually to film junkies for his critically acclaimed but little sensational thriller “Martha Marcy May Marlene” to be known. Creek and Lee were among others as Executive Producer for “The Departed” and “The Ring” worked.
In contrast to the cult movie from the 1973 version follows the planned series of events that led to demonic possession of Regan Mac Neil, and especially the long-term consequences, which must cope with the family. Fail as the medical and psychological explanations, the desperate family turned to the church. This is where Father Damien Karras in the game, which attempts an exorcism on the girl.
But first, be careful: Not a customer for the planned “The Exorcist” series was found. This does not change over the next two weeks also. It is, however, some stations had already signaled responsible and informed regularly about the developments of the project.
What for one or the other also should be of interest: Don Murphy (”Transformers,” “Real Steel”) and Susan develop Montford’s production studio Angry film their own television series “The Exorcist Handbook”, which focus preferably on the exorcism itself depends. “This is a new series, no other remake,” Murphy said in an interview with Vulture. “It’s all about the main character, the (only) has been appointed exorcist to help the woman he loves. It is emotional and deeply creepy. “