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David Gordon Green's next movie could be a devil of a time.
The original Exorcist was helmed by William Friedkin and starred Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, and Linda Blair. The film inspired multiple sequels, including 1977's much-derided Exorcist II: The Heretic and 1990's The Exorcist III, which was directed by Exorcist novelist William Peter Blatty. In the mid-aughts, an attempt to make a prequel film saw one version directed by Renny Harlin and another overseen by Paul Schrader. A TV show sequel premiered on Fox in September 2016 and ran for two seasons.
Last week, Friedkin denied a story that he was helping to make a new version of The Exorcist. "There's a rumor on IMDB that I'm involved with a new version Of The Exorcist," the director tweeted. "This isn't a rumor, it's a flat-out lie. There's not enough money or motivation in the world To get me to do this."
Green meanwhile helped revive the Halloween franchise in 2018 and has a sequel in the can, Halloween Kills. After being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's slated to hit theaters in October 2021.