When David Gordon Green joined with Blumhouse to revive the Halloween franchise, nobody could’ve expected it to be so successful. The first movie in 2018 led to a completed trilogy in 2022 and nearly $500M worldwide. Now Blumhouse is hoping Green can do it again with The Exorcist.
The Exorcist: Believer is Green’s attempt to do exactly what he did with Halloween. Basically, make a direct sequel to the 1973 classic while ignoring everything else that came after.
Starring in the film are Leslie Odom, Jr., Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, Lidya Jewett, Olivia Marcum, and Ellen Burstyn. Green co-wrote the screenplay with Peter Sattler.
Here’s the synopsis: Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Tony winner and Oscar® nominee Leslie Odom, Jr.; One Night in Miami, Hamilton) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett, Good Girls) on his own. But when Angela and her friend Katherine (newcomer Olivia Marcum), disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.
Universal will release The Exorcist: Believer this October, Friday the 13th!