Nearly two weeks ago, we posted that Fox ordered a pilot for “The Exorcist“, a new horror drama based on the 1971 William Peter Blatty novel of the same name. Well, today it’s been announced by Deadline that Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) has been tapped to direct the pilot.
Per our previous post:
The one-hour drama pilot is described as a modern reinvention inspired by Blatty’s book — a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.
The Exorcist was converted into a movie in 1973, which was directed by William Friedkin and starring Linda Blair. It has since become one of the most infamous horror films of all time.
It’s not yet certain when Fox plans on airing this show but we’ll be keeping a very close eye on the projects. After all, the power of Christ compels us!