Although it has been almost 40 years since William Peter Blatty’s best selling novel, The Exorcist, hit the screen, it’s still one of the most effective horror movies ever made. Talk has surrounded Blatty’s novel lately of becoming a TV series and now according to Vulture, it looks like they have found a writer to pen the ambitious project.
That writer is Sean Durkin who is coming off some great success with his writing/directing work on one of last year’s best films in Martha Marcy May Marlene. He will be adapting the classic novel into a ten-episode TV series. I’m really looking forward to this upcoming adaptation of the novel and before people get up in arms over the idea; remember this isn’t a remake of the film, instead, it’s a version of the novel that will span over a series of episodes which will give Durkin plenty of breathing room to tell a great story.
What Durkin will be doing differently from the 1973 film is that it will be following the events leading up to the demonic possession of the young girl and most importantly it will be showing the after-effects of how the family must cope with such a horrible situation.
The upcoming TV series has yet to be shopped around to different networks but is expected to land a deal within the next couple of weeks.