Mike Flanagan Taking Over the ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy?

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May 4, 2024

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

Last year’s The Exorcist: Believer crashed and burned, hated by critics and horror fans. But there is a glimmer of hope. According to Deadline, a major player in the genre is in talks to take over the planned trilogy. That director is none other than genre maestro Mike Flanagan.

Flanagan has a long history of delivering incredible films. He’s behind films like Doctor Sleep and hit Netflix series like “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Midnight Mass,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” which premiered late last year. Flanagan is also behind multiple Stephen King adaptations, including the upcoming adaptation of Life of Chuck, starring Alexander Skarsgard. If anyone can save the trilogy, it’s Mike Flanagan.

The search for a new director comes after David Gordon Green, behind the Halloween trilogy, stepped away. The reason was reportedly a conflict due to scheduling issues with other projects, but it may have something to do with the fact that the movie was hated. In fact, we called it “weak” in our review.

The Exorcist: Believer centers on Victor (Leslie Odom Jr.), who has raised his daughter Angela (Lidya Jewett) alone. After Angela and her friend (Olivia O’Neill) return from a three-day disappearance with missing memories, they begin displaying frightening behavior. Victor’s best hope is to find the only person who has seen anything like this before: Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), whose haunting experience with her daughter Regan may be the key to combating ultimate evil. You can watch it now on Peacock.

We’ll update you as more news about the Exorcist franchise comes in. In the meantime, head over to Netflix and check out some of Flanagan’s series, which are guaranteed to give you thrills and chills.


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