Exorcist Remake Still On?

Jim Robinson, CEO of Morgan Creek, spoke with Deadline recently with exclusive insight on current dealings and what the future holds, particularly with an Exorcist remake.

What is currently happening?

The following comes from Deadline:

EXCLUSIVE: Morgan Creek Productions has hired investment banking group Houlihan Lokey to sell domestic rights to its library of 78 films that includes such comedy classics as the Major League and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective series, the gritty True Romance from Tony Scott and Quentin Tarantino, the Daniel Day Lewis-starrer The Last Of The Mohicans, and the Kevin Costner-starring Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. The advantage of their film library is that it is loaded with a lot of family-friendly product.

So what does this have to do with an Exorcist remake you say?

Well according to the Deadline exclusive:

As part of any sale, Morgan Creek would retain remake rights for five titles — Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Major League, Young Guns, Flying Tigers and The Exorcist — but pay a percentage of the gross profit to the new owner of the library. The company will also retain TV rights.

And finally the teaser:

We have a number of properties that we are looking to move forward on.” Hmmm, could a remake of Major League and Ace be in the works? “Yes,” said Robinson, who said that ideas are being tossed right now for both those and The Exorcist.

You can read more here: Deadline: Exorcist


While all of this sounds like exciting news to some, I wouldn’t go spinning my head at 360 degrees just yet.

There has been talk of a remake before and so far nothing has came to pass yet. While I am sure that there will be a remake sooner or later, as that is the kind of horror world we live in now…. there has also been talk that things could be much different when it comes to an Exorcist remake. I don’t think die hard fans would be to crazy about a PG-13 Exorcist remake. Not saying this is set in stone… this is only one of the many things going around concerning this among horror fans voicing their opinions and concerns about how horror is done in this day and age and what could possibly be expected.

Times have changed in the land of Horror and it shows more and more each time we get a new remake, So you can bet that an Exorcist remake won’t fully escape these types of clutches either.

However, one thing is for sure…..

An Exorcist remake will not upstage the original.

Well don’t look at me… I didn’t say it…… It, it, was…

Captain Howdy!


About Lilith

Hello to all you horror fans out there! I go by the handle "Lilith", I am one of the original reviewers for TalkHorror.com. Since TH is back, I have resumed as part of the TH staff! Really happy to be back, I have missed the place! A bit about me as far as horror goes.... I am known for my old school horror ways. While I try not to be biased towards today's modern horror, sometimes it can come across. But I do try my best to bring honest, open minded opinions and thoughts to the table. One thing you will learn about me is that I am very open minded and strongly opinionated. I also have a very twisted sense of humor that I am known for. My sense of humor doesn't have to many limits. Back to horror... I tend to enjoy horror movies mainly from the 70's and 80's. I feel some of the greatest horror movies came from this time period. I find them to be more scary, creepy and more realistic and believable. Back then people making these movies seemed to take more time, effort and care in their project. Hard work had to be put into the special FX and mostly done manually. Not like today's horror, where CGI is getting overused because it is easier and faster. For me, it takes something away from the movie. I have seen good horror movies with potential become ruined because of to much CGI. I am also not a big fan of remakes and found footage films. I do give them a chance, but the majority seems to fall short. Some start off with some great potential, but then end up losing me by the end of the movie. Very few I end up actually liking. I also am a huge collector of horror movies. I collect rare hard to find OOP VHS movies. I have quite a few rare VHS. I also collect DVDs as well. I do not have a lot of horror memorabilia otherwise, but I do have a few things. Mostly the problem is that I have ran out of room, lol! I have around 1200 horror movies alone, VHS & DVD. That isn't even counting the regular movies I have. So that is about it really, if you have questions for me, just ask! I don't bite! Lilith

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