28 August 2012 3:16 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In 1990 Exorcist author William Peter Blatty get into the director's chair to adapt his 1983 novel and sequel to The Exorcist, Legion, for the big screen. However, from script to screen things didn't go exactly as he'd planned.

Exorcist III, as it came to be known, was set over a decade after the original film and thankfully ignored the events of the incredibly terrible 1977 sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic. Starring George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller, Scott Wilson, and Brad Dourif, the film was originally titled Legion, but studio executives of Morgan Creek felt that the title would be unrecognizable to fans and wanted instead to go with something more commercial friendly. As a result re-writes and re-shoots were ordered, and in the end an exorcism sequence was tacked on to the film's ending. While Blatty states that he is happy with what was released, he'd love to give his original vision a whirl. »

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