Sean Durkin remaking THE EXORCIST for TV
No, that’s not a typo.
Vulture is reporting that MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE director Sean Durkin will team up with Morgan Creek to helm a ten-part TV adaptation of the classic horror film, THE EXORCIST. Produced by Roy Lee, the same guy behind remakes of films like THE GRUDGE and THE EYE (as well as THE DEPARTED), the studio has been eyeing a prequel/remake for years now, in the form of EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING and DOMINION: THE PREQUEL TO THE EXORCIST.
While I’m not so sure about the idea of straight remaking the film, I do like the idea of adapting it for television. There is so much creepy gold to mine from a story like this, that frankly, it is perfect for the small screen. We’ll always have the masterful feature, but this is definitely not one remake to avoid. With Durkin at the helm, anything is really possible here.
What do you think?