Just As We Feared, Someone Is Rebooting ‘The Exorcist’

September 25, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

It’s been forty years since 1973’s horror film, ‘The Exorcist’, appeared in theaters, leaving people passed out in their seats, and began it’s reign as one of the most frightening and beloved films in history. Hollywood has been on a remake binge lately and it seems that ‘The Exorcist’ is to be one of it’s latest victims.

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Deadline reported today that Morgan Creek Productions has hired a firm to sell  the domestic rights to over one hundred of their titles. Morgan Creek will be holding on to the rights to remake a handful of films, including the rights to ‘The Exorcist’.

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Morgan Creek CEO Jim Robinson told Deadline “I’m selling the library strictly for economic reasons,” He continued “It will go back into the company to fund more production. We have a number of properties that we are looking to move forward on.” When Deadline asked if ‘The Exorcist’ was one of those films Morgan Creek is looking to reboot Robinson simply responded “Yes”.

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So, it’s been confirmed, Morgan Creek plans on rebooting one of our most loved horror films. Since the reboot/remake trend began several years ago fans have feared this might happen and now it has. The fact that “reboot” was used instead of “remake” leaves me very concerned. Over sixty remakes are in the works as we speak, why Hollywood would insist on remaking our classic films is beyond me.

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