|release date||August 20 2004|
|writer||William Peter Blatty|
|starring||Stellan Skarsgård, Isabella Scorupco, Alessandra Martines, James D'Arcy, Ilario Bisi-Pedro|
|tagline||A new chapter of evil|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisYears before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.
We all know that Warner Bros. and Morgan Creek have been battling to get this freaking prequel made for god knows how long now. There have been problems after problems, and not until the original ‘Exorcist’ was re-released nearly four years ago did the movie finally get back on its feet. But the problems continued and Paul Schrader’s version of the prequel was canned. He was fired from the film because it was deemed “not scary enough.” Renny Harlin was brought in as a last minute replacement director and they decided to shoot an entirely different movie in a short period of time, which is the version you’ll see in theaters this weekend. The movie turned out to be a lot better than I expected, but the fact that the movie was rushed stands out like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in New York City. …Read More