In an interview with Cemetery Dance magazine, The Exorcist author William Peter Blatty revealed some interesting news about a potential Exorcist revival. When asked if he’d change anything in the original film, he replied with something quite interesting. “Yes and no. I would love to have been able to include the subplot involving Karl and his daughter Elvira which I did in my first draft, but that script ran to 172 pages, much, much too long. But I might have it my way in the near future, inasmuch as I’ve written an Exorcist miniseries script that not only faithfully includes all the main elements of the novel, but also some rather spooky new material and scenes, as well as a totally new (and perhaps much more satisfying) ending. I’ve also updated it. Billy Friedkin has agreed to direct.” William Friedkin directed the 1973 Exorcist that pushed the boundaries of film by having a young girl possessed by the (supposed) Devil.