ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

In 1973, the movie named by many as the scariest horror film ever made shocked the world. The Exorcist reportedly terrified audiences so much that viewers were vomiting in the aisles, and the film set was rumored to be cursed by the movie's dark subject matter.

Beware demons and strobe lighting...

Still, over 40 years later, movie studio Morgan Creek Productions is taking the risk all over again: yes, an Exorcist remake is planned.

Deadline recently reported that the studio is looking to raise funds for future investments, and an Exorcist remake is key to securing this new wave of financing:

As part of any sale, Morgan Creek would retain remake rights for five titles — Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Major League, Young Guns, Flying Tigers and The Exorcist — but pay a percentage of the gross profit to the new owner of the library.

It's official: we're getting a reboot of The Exorcist. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the pea soup...

Are you excited about a new Exorcist remake or just totally bored of horror remakes in general? Recent remakes have been a mixed bunch - Fede Alvarez' Evil Dead thrilled viewers and critics alike, while more recent reboots of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th have been unreservedly panned...

Linda Blair played possessed 12-year-old Regan MacNeil - despite being 14 at the time of filming - and it'll be a tough job to find a kid who acts even half as well. Sure, there are some super talented child actors out there, but the role of Regan is demanding - not to mention shocking for a youngster.

Take this infamous scene, for example...

Perhaps little Emma Rayne Lyle (who appeared in The Mentalist, I Don't Know How She Does It and Why Stop Now) could pull of the role - she certainly bears a resemblance to our original Regan MacNeil...

Emily Alyn Lind (young Amanda Clarke on ABC's Revenge) or Brighton Sharbino (Cheap Thrills, The Walking Dead) are among other experienced kid actors who could possibly carry the role well.

(Source: Deadline, Comic Book)


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