William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin teamed up to bring you the scariest movie of all time, The Exorcist, which is now vailable on Blu-ray thanks to Warner Home Video. Blatty was interviewed for the 13th anniversary issue of Rue Morgue where he revealed the duo will be working together again on a new horror adaptation! “Dimiter, a supernatural suspense thriller set mostly in Jerusalem, is a novel that’s been out and around since mid-March. Billy Friedkin is eager to direct it as a film, which would be our one and only other teaming since ‘The Exorcist,’ ” said Blatty. You’ll find plot details beyond the break.
“In 1973 Albania, Colonel Vlora (aka the Interrogator), the head of a team of torturers, questions the Prisoner, who the reader later learns is Paul Dimiter, an American clandestine agent referred to in some quarters of the world as ‘legendary,’ while in others as ‘the agent from hell.’ (Rumor has it Dimiter poisoned Ho Chi Minh while the Vietnamese leader was visiting Albania shortly before his death in 1969.) Dimiter escapes to Jerusalem, where he encounters a number of engaging characters, including a doctor of neurology, a sharp-tongued nurse, and a grief-stricken Israeli policeman. The complicated plot confounds until the isolated pieces of the psychological puzzle that’s Dimiter match up and fall into place, revealing surprising truths.”