Universal Pictures and Blumhouse have released the new trailer for The Exorcist: Believer, which is a sequel to the 1973 classic movie.
The flick happens to be directed by David Gordon Green who recently directed the new Halloween Trilogy. Worth a mention is that the first Halloween from David Gordon Green is really good, so let’s hope he can make lightning strike twice. Judging from this trailer, he has succeeded.
Much like the new Halloween movies, I also believe that The Exorcist: Believer is more of a direct sequel to the first film and ignores all the Exorcist flicks after the ’73 movie.
The flick takes place in the present day where two young girls are possessed, so Chris MacNeil is called upon to help since she has experience as her daughter Regan was possessed in the original.
I’ve been a bit disappointed by the latest exorcism movies to come out of Hollywood (The Pope’s Exorcist is awful) but again, this trailer for The Exorcist: Believer looks really good. It’s also the last promo I’ll be watching as not to spoil anything more.
Watch the trailer below.
What is The Exorcist: Believer about?
Exactly 50 years ago this fall, the most terrifying horror film in history landed on screens, shocking audiences around the world. Now, on Friday, October 13, a new chapter begins. From Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green, who shattered the status quo with their resurrection of the Halloween franchise, comes The Exorcist: Believer.
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.
For the first time since the 1973 film, Oscar® winner Ellen Burstyn reprises her iconic role as Chris MacNeil, an actress who has been forever altered by what happened to her daughter Regan five decades before.
The film also stars Emmy winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, Hereditary) as Victor and Angela’s neighbor, and Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles (Harriet, The Righteous Gemstones) and two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Fosse/Verdon, Bloodline) as the parents of Katherine, Angela’s friend.
When The Exorcist, based on the best-selling book by William Peter Blatty, was released, it changed the culture forever, obliterating box office records and earning 10 Academy Award® nominations, becoming the first horror film ever nominated for Best Picture.
The Exorcist: Believer is directed by David Gordon Green from a screenplay by Peter Sattler (Camp X-Ray) and David Gordon Green, from a story by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills), Danny McBride (Halloween trilogy) and David Gordon Green, based on characters created by William Peter Blatty.
The film is produced by Jason Blum for Blumhouse and by David Robinson and James G. Robinson for Morgan Creek Entertainment.
The executive producers are Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Stephanie Allain, Ryan Turek and Atilla Yücer. Universal Pictures presents a Blumhouse/Morgan Creek Entertainment production in association with Rough House Pictures.