Ellen Burstyn will reprise her role as the terminally-scarred Chris MacNeil in a new “Exorcist” trilogy for Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green.
According to The New York Times, Universal Pictures and its streaming service Peacock “have closed a $400 million-plus megadeal to buy a new ‘Exorcist’ trilogy.”
Per previous reports, the new films will be connected to William Friedkin’s original film and be written and directed by Green, who resurrected the “Halloween” franchise over at Blumhouse.
Leslie Odom Jr. will also star in the new films, playing “the father of a possessed child” who “tracks down” Chris MacNeil to help.
“The first film in the trilogy is expected to arrive in theaters in late 2023. Under the terms of the deal, the second and third films could debut on Peacock, according to one of the people briefed on the matter.”