THE EXORCIST series pilot ordered by FOX

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REMAKE! REMAKE! Read all about it! Yes, it is me again, moaning about another remake… again. Why? There are currently more remakes in the pipeline than standing lawsuits against Trevor after that incident with the clown and I am honestly wondering why. This time it’s The Exorcist, a 1973 movie that was so scary an entire generation would not look at a crucifix without breaking into a hot sweat. This isn’t really brand-new news though, we’ve known since 2013 that Jeremy Slate (Rubbish Fantastic Four) would script a TV series remake, we just didn’t know when. Well according to The Hollywood Reporter FOX has finally ordered a pilot for the horror show.

Do we need one? I’m not so sure. We’ve had American Horror for a few years now, a show that hasn’t been as consistently good as its first season, but not bad nonetheless (I mean, Lady Gaga just won a Globe for her role in the last season, much to the amusement of Leo Di Caprio). We’ve had enough horror movies over the past few years too so I think the market is a bit saturated. I think in this case Fox is going to ride the fame of the first movie, a movie that when watched now would make most (except Trevor) laugh. Director William Friedkin did a good job back in the day with the movie, so much so that the studio didn’t want to release it on home video fearing an outright ban. It was not until 1999 that it was officially available for a home audience. By this stage I think most people had hardened the hell up, that or the clothing of the 90s had lead most people to developer stronger stomachs.

What do you think? Will you watch the remake or do you think Fox is just trying to cash in on old classics?

Last Updated: January 25, 2016

Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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