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Morgan Creek Confirms They Will NOT Remake ‘The Exorcist’

There was a lot of worrisome speculation over the past week that Morgan Creek was in talks to sell their domestic library of 78 films, which included rights to The Exorcist. However, director William Friedkin voiced his doubts that such a move would result in a remake, stating that they didn’t own the rights to the movie but only to the “so-called sequels“.

Now Morgan Creek has weighed in with an official statement via Twitter that states unequivocally that there will never be an attempt at such a remake. Once again, however, this doesn’t say anything about sequels, prequels, etc… However, it’s good to know that the idea of remaking The Exorcist is off the table.

It should also be noted that while this Twitter account is not verified, the official Morgan Creek website directly links to it.



  • J Jett

    Thank God (no pun intended. LOL).

    • Gadriel

      I think you actually mean Pazuzu be praised.
      If you want I can pass on the message.

      • J Jett

        LOL! yes please…oops i mean yes Pazuzu! 🙂

        • Gadriel

          I’m seeing my mate ZoZo later. so I’ll get him to pass it on.
          Expect a reply by midnight, which will come as some kind of scratching under your bed.

  • Halloween_Vic

    Good cause nobody wanted one!

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      Well sadly Morgan Creek shares rights with another production company, and THAT production company is going to be the one remaking The Exorcist.

      Morgan Creek has rightfully washed their hands of this horrible rumor, but the other company wants to get the remake into production by summer 2016.

      • Halloween_Vic

        That sucks and kinda pointless, but what isn’t with Hollywood now a days anyways. Smh

        • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

          If I make a petition to stop this horrible idea and maybe get William Friedkin to sue them, will you sign it?

          • Halloween_Vic

            Sure, you got my vote!!!!

  • J Jett

    THE EXORCIST III being the favorite mine from that franchise….i hope they never plan on a remake of that movie. it’s perfect as it is.

  • Fracassi

    Yeah, how could you replace the dad of the guy from that vampire movie from the 1980’s that also had the guy from Metal Gear 5?

  • Evan3

    I’m sure that Friedken is right though, and that they just want the sequel rights. Plus, that doesn’t mean this will change under new leadership or that the remake rights would be resold. They certainly didn’t by the rights for no reason.

  • Brian

    I dont see how anyone could of thought that Morgan Creek had rights to the first film when the only films they had rights to were the 3rd film and the films that came after.

    WB has always controlled the first film, and I doubt they are stupid enough to sell the rights to that. Its a MONEY making film that keeps their pockets lined.

  • Adam Clifton

    I don’t want a remake but maybe a sequel? The Pazuzu demon going after Regan’s granddaughter?

  • Daniel Anderson

    Honestly I wouldn’t mind seeing a remake. This isn’t one of hte superhero movies, its been 42 years. However I don’t think many would be able to respect the IP for what it is and what it represents enough to do it justice. Get the right actors, rely on practical effects to stay true to the original.

  • Firefly15

    Great news, we don’t need another shitty and unnecessary remake.

  • Shannyn Tara

    A remake is completely unnecessary. The original continues to terrify 40 years later.

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  • Michael Blatty

    Morgan Creek does not own the rights to remake the original “The Exorcist.” My Dad retains those rights. Hence, their statement that they will never remake the film. What they are trying to do is sell the rights they bought from my Dad several years ago to make however many prequels or sequels they want to make, so most likely there will be more godawful prequels and sequels down the road. At some point my dad will sell the rights to remake the original film – but when he does I expect that he will only sell those rights to a company or individual that he believes is capable of doing a good remake. Certainly he has learned that Morgan Creek is not that company.

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