27 May 2012 12:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Martha Marcy May Marlene writer-director Sean Durkin is reworking The Exorcist as a 10-episode TV series, with Roy Lee attached to produce.

Morgan Creek is backing this series, adapted from the classic William Peter Blatty novel. The show will take a different approach than the 1973 film classic, following the events that lead up to the demonic possession, and how the family turns to Father Damien Karras after doctors and psychiatrists fail to explain the bizarre behavior.

The series won't be shopped to the networks for two weeks, although executives are already scheduling meetings for this updated series.

William Friedkin directed the 1973 adaptation of The Exorcist, which centered on a priest (Max von Sydow) who tries to remove a demonic spirit from a young girl. It was the first horror movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

The Exorcist was released December 26th, 1973 and stars Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, »

- MovieWeb

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Max von Sydow (I)
William Friedkin

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners