I find this hard to believe, would even a Hollywood studio be daft enough to consider remaking the huge classic of The Exorcist?
Well it is wild rumour at the moment and hasn't been confirmed by anyone of note, however someone talked with Linda Blair at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival in Tempe and got the word from her.
Linda Blair, if you really don't know your horror, is the woman who played the young girl in The Exorcist who is possessed by a demon and exorcised by the priests played by Max von Sydow and Jason Miller. Lee J. Cobb and Ellen Burstyn also star in the hugely successful and influential horror film.
Amazingly for a horror it won two Oscars and was nominated for many awards, and it became one of the most profitable horror's. Despite making a number of sequels, and prequels, they could never make a film that came close to the original and the reason for many of those films failures was clear – studio involvement.
If this rumour is true, and the individual reveals through IESB that it is, then I can't think of a worse decision in Hollywood at the moment, perhaps even ever. When Linda Blair talked about The Exorcist remake the individual said that she was not happy about it.
Well I'm sure any fan of the original wouldn't be happy about it. I'm not. While I could see that they could create something with better effects and style, they are just not going to come close in terms of story and pushing the scenes like this film did. Can you even see some of those scenes being filmed nowadays?