Last week Deadline reported that Morgan Creek was in talks to sell their library, save for a few titles. Their plan is to sell titles to fund their future products. It was reported that ‘The Exorcist‘ is one of their list of movies to remake in the future.
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”.
There may be hope that original will stay intact. According to director William Friedkin, Morgan Creek does NOT own the rights to ‘The Exorcist’, only to sequels. Morgan Creek weighed in today via Twitter that they will never attempt a remake of ‘The Exorcist’.
I know I’m not alone when I express my relief. Too many remake/reboots have been made recently and are planning to be made, over sixty in all. Enough is enough. I’m not sure what happened between Robinson’s interview and Morgan Creek’s statement today, the change may have been due to the overwhelming outcry from fans to leave the original alone. All I can say is that I’m very happy with their decision, though I would love to see ‘The Exorcist’ re-released. It would be fantastic to see it in theaters.