Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Exorcist Returns as a Mini-Series

Bloody Disgusting reports that William Peter Blatty, author of the original novel The Exorcist and its screenplay, has announced that a new version is in the works, in the form of a TV mini-series.

Blatty, in an interview with Cemetery Dance magazine has this to say:

"Yes and no. I would love to have been able to include the subplot involving [Chris MacNeil's housekeeper] Karl and his daughter Elvira, which I did in my first draft, but that script ran to 172 pages: much, much too long. But I might have it my way in the near future, inasmuch as I've written an Exorcist miniseries script that not only faithfully includes all the main elements of the novel, but also some rather spooky new material and scenes, as well as a totally new (and perhaps much more satisfying) ending. I've also updated it. [William] Billy Friedkin has agreed to direct."

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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