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Interview: Director Rupert Wyatt on Bringing The Exorcist to TV

23 September 2016 3:59 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tonight, Fox debuts their brand new series The Exorcist, which brings William Peter Blatty’s iconic novel to television for the first time ever. Daily Dead had the opportunity to chat with The Exorcist’s pilot director and executive producer Rupert Wyatt about his experiences bringing this new chapter of terror to network television.

Wyatt, no stranger to handling iconic properties (he also helmed Rise of the Planet of the Apes) discussed his approach to the inaugural episode, how the story mimics some of the political issues the city of Chicago is facing these days, assembling the cast members, and more.

Obviously, this isn't the same story as the original, but could you discuss how you approached Blatty’s novel and decided how that would translate into a modern television series?

Rupert Wyatt: Well, the inspiration was all right there in the William Peter Blatty novel. What Jeremy [Slater], the creator of the show, »

- Heather Wixson

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Review: ‘The Exorcist’ Sequel Series Is Plagued By The Demons Of Network Television

22 September 2016 4:36 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

 

“What a wonderful day for an exorcism.”

… if only it were a wonderful day for the newest horror series possessing our DVRs.

Hesitation over Fox’s "The Exorcist" has run rampant among horror fans since the network ordered a pilot back in January. And even the casting of Oscar-winner Geena Davis couldn’t prevent speculation that a for-network-television adaption of William Peter Blatty’s novel of the same name wouldn’t be able to scare audiences anywhere near the vomit-inducing 1973 film, also of the same name.

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Jason Marshall)

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The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition]” October 25 from Scream Factory

18 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

The Exorcist III [Collector’S Edition] Available On Blu-ray October 25, 2016   Los Angeles, CA – William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from Scream Factory on October 25th, 2016, in a partnership with Morgan Creek Productions. The must-have set …

The post The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition]” October 25 from Scream Factory first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net - Official News Site »

- Horrornews.net

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The Exorcist Season 1 Review

16 September 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One episode was provided prior to broadcast.

The path of the TV adaptation of The Exorcist is fraught with peril, and not just because of demons. The small screen is currently awash in horror and horror adaptations. American Horror Story leads the pack, of course, but there’s also the Scream series, Scream Queens, Bates Motel, the much-binged Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, The Strain…need I go on?

The Exorcist has the unenviable challenge of acknowledging its origins while simultaneously providing enough scares and plot alterations to hold the attention of an audience currently living in the new heyday of horror. While some shows have succeeded in transcending their big screen origins (Bates Motel), others have not (the short-lived Omen spinoff Damien). So the question is: does The Exorcist succeed?

The answer is…sort of.

The Exorcist updates William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel and William Friedkin’s iconic 1973 film, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Exorcist Stars, Ep Warn 'Evil Is Acting Out in the Real World' — Watch Video

15 September 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Don’t let Geena Davis’ warm smile and gentle tone in this exclusive Exorcist first look video fool you: Fox’s upcoming adaptation of the classic horror movie is pee-yer-pants, sleep-with-the-light-on scary.

As the Oscar winner explains in the clip, her new series exists in the same universe as William Peter Blatty’s novel and the subsequent film adaptation, a place “where there is a chance that evil and the devil and demons exist and are bubbling under the surface and ready to jump up and take over people who are vulnerable to it.”

RelatedThe Exorcist Review: What the Hell? »

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Scream Factory Reveals Final ‘Exorcist III” Blu-Ray Details

14 September 2016 7:29 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

In my mind, I have always found Exorcist III not only scarier than the original film. Ever since I saw the film on home video in the 90’s, I think the film becomes even more haunting as I get older. Later, I heard that Blatty, the author of The Exorcist and the writer/director of Exorcist III, had to re-shoot an ending that included an exorcism which was mandated by the studio. For years, a “director’s cut” has been on the whispers of genre fans worldwide. Late last year, I found a tasty morsel of information that this rumored “director’s cut” was happening. Bigger genre sites picked it up immediately after our little site was the first to dig up the info from the source, TheNinthConfiguration.com, some credited us to finding the info and bringing it to the attention of many, most of the sites didn’t attribute us. »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Rejoice! Scream Factory Unleashes a Legion in the form of The Exorcist III: Collector’S Edition; Hitting Churches and Shelves This October!

13 September 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Look, I’m ready for the stoning to begin, so I’ll just say it: I love The Exorcist III. Not in a “hey, I dig that movie” kind of way. More like a”It’s better than the first film” kind of way, so this news could get someone pregnant if they were nearby me right now.  It seems as if the gang at Scream Factory have it out for me, with their Amazing releases of Brian de Palma’s Raising Cain, John Carpenter’s The Thing and now this bad boy. I’m having to see a therapist just to explain how every single film I adore is getting the Collector’s Edition treatment from the Shout Factory off-shoot, and my therapy bills are getting high.

Well, it would seem that the long-awaited Director’s Cut of the film (which is rumored to be much closer to Blatty’s novel, »

- Jerry Smith

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Full Release Details for The Exorcist III Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

13 September 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory will make this Halloween season one to remember with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III, featuring a 2K scan of the inter-positive and new interviews with the cast and crew:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from Scream Factory on October 25th, 2016, in a partnership with Morgan Creek Productions. The must-have set boasts the first ever home entertainment release of the director’s cut, a brand-new, alternate version of The Exorcist III, reflecting William Peter Blatty’s original vision of his novel Legion.

The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition] also features a new 2K transfer from the inter-positive, and over 4 hours of special features. Highlights from the special features include a new audio commentary with writer/director William Peter Blatty, and new interviews with producer Carter DeHaven, »

- Derek Anderson

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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Dramas of 2016

7 September 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Queen Sugar

September 6, 2016 on Own

What Is It? Ava DuVernay has teamed with Oprah for this series about a family reunited by tragedy in Louisiana, and she’s brought with her an entirely female director roster (a first).

I’ll Like It If I Like… Stories set in the South, stories that feature strong female characters and stories that aren’t afraid of taking on big issues head-on.

Why Should I Care? “Queen Sugar” has its flaws, but there’s some rich filmmaking on display and there’s potential for growth with these characters.

Read More: ‘Queen Sugar’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Own Series is Frustratingly Familiar

Quarry

September 9, 2016 on Cinemax

What Is It? Based on the novels by Max Allan Collins, “Quarry” tells the story of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green), a Marine who returns home to Memphis after serving in Vietnam. Conway finds that his war has yet to end, »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Dramas of 2016

7 September 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Queen Sugar

September 6, 2016 on Own

What Is It? Ava DuVernay has teamed with Oprah for this series about a family reunited by tragedy in Louisiana, and she’s brought with her an entirely female director roster (a first).

I’ll Like It If I Like… Stories set in the South, stories that feature strong female characters and stories that aren’t afraid of taking on big issues head-on.

Why Should I Care? “Queen Sugar” has its flaws, but there’s some rich filmmaking on display and there’s potential for growth with these characters.

Read More: ‘Queen Sugar’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Own Series is Frustratingly Familiar

Quarry

September 9, 2016 on Cinemax

What Is It? Based on the novels by Max Allan Collins, “Quarry” tells the story of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green), a Marine who returns home to Memphis after serving in Vietnam. Conway finds that his war has yet to end, »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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Best TV to Watch in September: 'The Exorcist,' 'Atlanta' and More

6 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The TV calendar resets itself this month, with networks getting their dependable properties out of mothballs and shining up their brand-new programming for a grand debut. As students sullenly trudge back into classes, TV starts to get good again, following a long, blistering summer with a cavalcade of series premieres from well-pedigreed creators. While some of cable's edgiest returning programming turns up the sex and violence once again, budding visionaries such as hip-hop polymath Donald Glover, Selma director Ava DuVernay, and frequent Louis C.K. collaborator Pamela Adlon all get their »

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"The Exorcist" TV Series - New Footage

5 September 2016 9:51 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from the new horror TV series "The Exorcist", based on the novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, starring Geena Davis ("The Fly") as 'Angela Rance', with David Hewlett as the voice of 'the demon', premiering September 29, 2016 on Fox:

Blatty published 'The Exorcist' in 1971, then won an Oscar writing the adapted screenplay for director William Friedkin's 1973 feature of the same name.

"The book details the demonic possession of a twelve-year-old girl, the daughter of a famous actress, and the 'Jesuit' psychiatrist priest who attempts to exorcise the demon..."

Cast also includes Alfonso Herrera as 'Father Tomas', Ben Daniels as 'Father Marcus',Brianne Howey as 'Katherine Rance', a former ballet dancer, Hannah Kasulka as 'Casey Rance', Kurt Egyiawan as 'Brother Bennett', Alan Ruck as 'Henry Rance', Giu Carol as 'Paloma' and Lynn Gerbec as the 'Lacrosse Coach'.

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- Michael Stevens

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Interview with Geena Davis and Executive Producer Jeremy Slater on The Exorcist

29 July 2016 10:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As part of of 2016 San Diego Comic-Con coverage, david j. moore chats with Geena Davis and Jeremy Slater about The Exorcist TV series…

Designed as a continuation of the original film adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist, Fox’s TV series The Exorcist takes the mythos in a bold new direction, while honoring the original film, directed by William Friedkin. In this interview, conducted at San Diego Comic Con, Academy Award-winning star Geena Davis discusses her role in the series, while executive producer Jeremy Slater dishes on the fact that the series is most definitely not a reboot or a remake.

Geena, you’ve done some horror movies in the past; I consider Beetlejuice a horror movie, and of course there’s Cronenberg’s The Fly. Those movies have lasted the test of time. Now you’re in The Exorcist, so there’s been a long gap of no horror for you. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Comic-Con 2016 Interviews: Geena Davis, Ben Daniels, Alfonso Herrera & Jeremy Slater Discuss the Upcoming Fox Series The Exorcist

28 July 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Over the weekend at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, Daily Dead had the chance to speak with several cast members as well as the writer for Fox’s upcoming new series The Exorcist. Geena Davis, Ben Daniels, Alfonso Herrera, and Jeremy Slater all dished on what’s to come once the series premieres in September, and they also discussed the pressures of taking on such an iconic name as The Exorcist.

Geena, you’ve done some horror movies and now you’ve returned to the genre for The Exorcist. How does it feel for you to be back in the genre?

Geena Davis: I love it. I love horror. I love to watch horror movies and to be in them, too, is something I’ll always love. Just hearing the title of this series when they called and said they wanted to talk to me about doing it, I was like, »

- Heather Wixson

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William Friedkin 'definitely' didn't give his blessing to 'The Exorcist' TV series

26 July 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Forgive me and the rest of the planet for being skeptical of Fox's upcoming Exorcist TV series, but when you reboot the most iconic horror film of all time, there's bound to be a little blowback. Then again, maybe we're looking at this thing all wrong? Here's creator Jeremy Slater, who claims the show isn't a remake/reboot at all but a "continuation" of the original film, which I guess is supposed to make us feel better. "If you watch the pilot, you'll see that we have some...homages to some of the famous moments," said Slater during Comic-Con press rounds for the forthcoming non-reboot. "If you watch the pilot, you'll see there's a scene where they reference the original exorcisms in Georgetown [the setting of the film]. That's our way of letting fans know that the story you love isn't being written out of existence. This is a new story with new characters that »

- Chris Eggertsen

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12 expensive and eccentric modern Hollywood movies

25 July 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 26, 2016

They cost millions and they’re very, very odd. We take a look at 12 expensive and eccentric Hollywood films from the past 40 years...

The risk-averse nature of filmmaking means that the world’s more maverick and outrageous writers and directors have to make do with relatively low budgets. Nicolas Winding Refn drenched the screen in all kinds of sordid, violent and startling imagery in such films as Only God Forgives and this year’s The Neon Demon, but the combined budget of those probably didn’t even match the catering budget for something like Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Every so often, though, a truly bonkers film slips through the Hollywood studio system - often by accident. From horror sequels to original sci-fi adventures, here are 12 incredibly expensive and gloriously eccentric Hollywood movies from the past 40 years.

The Exorcist II (1977)

Budget: $14 million

Like most films made for purely financial reasons, »

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Watch Ghastly, Unnerving Trailer for Fox's 'Exorcist' Reboot

22 July 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Lethal Weapon isn't the only classic film that Fox is rebooting as a TV series this fall: At Comic-Con, the network unveiled their latest trailer for The Exorcist, based on the 1973 groundbreaking horror film.

Like its source material, the film pits a priest against a demon that possesses a teenage girl. While the series is inspired by author William Peter Blatty's original novel, the TV show features all-new characters, including Alfonso Herrera as the naïve young priest tasked with exorcising the demons, Ben Daniels as a veteran exorcist and »

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The Exorcist III Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Announced by Scream Factory

6 July 2016 8:37 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory will make this Halloween season one to remember for many horror fans, as they have just announced a Collector's Edition Blu-ray of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III.

Due out on October 25th, The Exorcist III Collector's Edition Blu-ray will feature a long list of yet-to-be-revealed bonus features, as well as a Director's Cut of the film that Scream Factory is taking extra care to put together:

From Scream Factory: "You’ve heard the rumors for months…and they’re all true! William Peter Blatty’s cult favorite The Exorcist III will be bearing its cross on a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set from us on October 25th.

Extras (of which there are tons of) are underway and will be announced at a date in Late Summer / Early Fall. The newly-designed front-facing artwork you see here is final (not pictured is the reverse wrap image »

- Derek Anderson

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The Ninth Configuration (Region B UK)

25 June 2016 7:48 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Savant UK correspondent Lee Broughton analyzes one of his favorite pictures starring Stacy Keach, who seemed to make only cult items in the '70s and '80s. William Peter Blatty dishes out a thick mix of comedy and dark soul-searching about the human condition as a Caligari- insane asylum, but with new twists. The Ninth Configuration Second Sight Region B Blu-ray 1980 / Colour / 2.35:1 enhanced widescreen / 118 m. / available through Amazon.uk Starring Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders, Neville Brand, George Dicenzo, Moses Gunn, Robert Loggia, Joe Spinell, Tom Atkins. Cinematography Gerry Fisher Production Design William Malley Film Editors Peter Taylor, T. Battle Davis, Roberto Silvi, Peter Lee-Thompson Original Music Barry DeVorzon Written, Produced and Directed by William Peter Blatty from his novel

Reviewed by Lee Broughton

(Note: Savant reviews as a guest at Tfh. Here I stretch my prerogatives by presenting a review from Lee Broughton, a valued U. »

- Glenn Erickson

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The Exorcist Series To Debut In September; Scream Queens, Lucifer, Gotham And More Score New Season Premiere Dates

16 June 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Making the transition from book to big screen to small screen is none other than the seminal horror classic, The Exorcist. With the most recent incarnation filming now, and a somewhat divisive teaser already in circulation, the question has been: when can we actually see this revised take on William Peter Blatty’s iconic novel?

As Fox released its Fall 2016 schedule today, we now know when to expect this next slice of possession to hit the box: Friday, September 23rd at 9pm. Rather amusingly, the series premieres directly after Hell’s Kitchen, and looks to be retaining that slot all season. Despite taking its cues from the aforementioned tome, and the scary-as-hell 1974 movie, Fox’s approach to the show is a sorta-kinda reboot. It won’t follow the trials and tribulations of Regan McNeil, instead focusing on a new family wracked with horror when their daughter is taken hold by an evil spirit. »

- Gem Seddon

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