One of the most iconic horror movies of all time may be reborn has a television series.
"The Exorcist" is now in the works for Fox television network. The series will be based on the William Peter Blatty story that became a blockbuster movie in 1973.
From what little has been stated about the series, it seems to focus on the same dynamics as presented in the movie rather than the actual demonic case that inspired the story.
According to reports, the series will be "A propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family's case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil."
Blatty's novel was based on an actual case of demonic possession that occurred in 1949 and involved a young boy. Blatty changed the gender of the child for his novel, as well as some other key elements to obscure the origin of the story.
The bad news is that one of the writers attached to the project is Jeremy Slater. Slater was responsible for one of the biggest box office flops in recent history, 2015's Fantastic Four.
There's no air date yet, and so far only a pilot has been ordered but Fox seems very interested in pursuing the series. The network has just announced that director Rupert Wyatt has been hired to direct the initial offering.