‘The Exorcist’ TV Series Gets ‘Gambler’ Director For Pilot
‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ director Rupert Wyatt has signed on to direct FOX’s upcoming television adaptation of ‘The Exorcist’. Why they are making an ‘Exorcist’ series is beyond me. I actually have no doubt that producers can come up with some way to make ‘The Exorcist’ work for the small screen but I’m more concerned with fact that it seems very unnecessary. Granted I thought the same thing when I heard NBC was making a ‘Hannibal’ TV series and look how well that shit turned out. So basically what I’m saying is I’m gonna just sit back, relax and shut the fuck up. When it comes to this new age of great television it seems that shows have a better chance of being amazing than being bad or even mediocre. That feels pretty damn good to say (if only the film industry got the memo). And as far as it being an ‘Exorcist’ adaptation lets be honest everything they’ve tried to do with that franchise has been a steaming pile a shit, I’m especially talking to you Exorcist 2.
If you have no clue what ‘The Exorcist’ is or is about heres a plot synopsis for you:
One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd — levitating, speaking in tongues — her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.
No word yet when ‘The Exorcist’ TV series will start filming it’s pilot episode but we here at Double Toasted will keep you posted.