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.
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’.
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”.
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.