Having simply directed an entire new “Halloween” trilogy, you’ll assume filmmaker David Gordon Inexperienced would love a break from horror legacy franchises.
Thus it got here as a shock some time again when it was introduced he would subsequent be directing an analogous model revival of “The Exorcist” franchise once more for Blumhouse Productions.
Talking with THR not too long ago, Inexperienced revealed he truly was contemplating doing a very totally different venture earlier than producer Jason Blum provided him the possibility to direct the brand new “Exorcist” which goals to be the primary of a brand new trilogy serving as a direct sequel to the unique:
“If anyone’s adopted my profession, I’m all the time about left turns. As soon as I really feel snug, I’ve bought to get out of there and go do one thing that I don’t know and that’s harmful and susceptible. That’s the stuff that basically appeals to me.
Happily, I’ve been capable of train that via a whole lot of comedic work on tv and another issues I’ve been capable of do in between horror tasks. However I actually did have each intention of claiming, ‘I’m going to push pause on horror,’ as a lot as I like the style.
It’s been good to me from a inventive and monetary standpoint, for positive, nevertheless it was simply time to maneuver on till the right property and the right concept occurred on the similar time.”
A part of the attraction for him is that the upcoming movie might be “terribly totally different” from his “Halloween” motion pictures:
“I suppose it’s within the subgenre of horror, however dramatically, I’m approaching it very academically. So we’ll see. It’s bringing a whole lot of the identical workforce collectively by way of our make-up and results workforce and our cinematographer, however on the similar time, we’re bringing in a brand new group as nicely to enhance and evolve in several methods and to ensure it doesn’t really feel redundant or repetitive.”
Inexperienced is directing from a screenplay he’s co-writing with Scott Teems, Danny McBride, and Peter Sattler whereas Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn is returning to the franchise by reprising her iconic position as Chris MacNeil over 40 years because the unique movie debuted in 1973.