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Mike Flanagan Officially Set to Write/Direct All New ‘Exorcist’ Film for Blumhouse


It’s official: Mike Flanagan is set to write, direct, and produce the next Exorcist film for Blumhouse and Universal. But don’t expect a sequel to 2023’s The Exorcist: Believer; Flanagan will offer a radical new take on The Exorcist.

To reiterate, the new film will tell an all-new story set in The Exorcist universe and is not a sequel to David Gordon Green‘s The Exorcist: Believer. Plans for that trilogy are no longer moving forward.

Flanagan said in a statement, “The Exorcist is one of the reasons I became a filmmaker, and it is an honor to have the chance to try something fresh, bold, and terrifying within its universe. Reuniting with my friends at Blumhouse, with whom I’ve made some of my favorite pieces of work, only makes this more exciting.”

“Mike’s voice and vision are indispensable for horror fans and we are excited to welcome him back to Blumhouse. I immediately responded to Mike’s new take on the world of The Exorcist and can’t wait for audiences to experience it,” said Jason Blum, Founder and CEO, Blumhouse.

“It’s an honor to be working with Mike. I think his vision for this franchise is going to stun audiences worldwide, and I could not be more excited to be working with him, Trevor, Jason and the entire Blumhouse Team,” said David Robinson, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Creek.

The film will be produced by Trevor Macy on behalf of Intrepid Pictures and Flanagan via his new Red Room Pictures banner. John Scherer will also be working on the film on behalf of Intrepid. This film marks the fourth collaboration for Flanagan and Blumhouse; he wrote and directed Oculus (2013), Hush (2016) and Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016), all also produced by Macy, the latter which was recently featured in Blumhouse’s Halfway to Halloween AMC Film Series.

Stay tuned for additional details on this new direction for The Exorcist as they arrive.

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