There’s nothing more terrifying than The Exorcist than the idea of someone remaking it. That was the fear last week when it was reported that Morgan Creek Productions were looking at remaking a number of their properties, specifically William Friedkin’s 1973 blockbuster nightmare.
The veteran director was just as spooked, as he expressed his disappointment in a series of tweets last week:
Fortunately, someone at Morgan Creek has a Twitter account and finally responded Monday afternoon:
Now, considering the news originally surfaced from an interview with CEO Jim Robinson, it’s intriguing to know what he originally implied or if the studio is still going ahead with remakes of Major League and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Perhaps Tom Berenger and Jim Carrey should hit up their socials, too?
Nevertheless, given that Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg’s beloved Poltergeist was reimagined for modern audiences earlier this year, it’s safe to say that The Exorcist will one day get a similar facelift. For now, though, we can keep our holy water in the bottle and our pea soup in the can.