fans of The Exorcist are concerned about the future of the film franchise.
Over the weekend, the trailer of a new sequel with the title was released The Exorcist: Believerwas shown in advance Oppenheimer Screenings and on Tuesday (July 25) this trailer was made available online.
The film is about two young girls who are found three days after they disappeared and then begin to show signs that they were possessed.
But what initially looks like it could be another horror film about obsession then introduces a familiar face: Ellen Burstyn, who has returned to play Chris MacNeil, the mother of Linda Blair’s Regan, who was possessed in William Friedkin’s 1973 original.
Burstyn’s character is sought out by the father of one of the girls after he discovers she had a similar experience five decades ago. At one point in the trailer, Chris confronts his possessed daughter and says, “We’ve met before.”
Her role in the film won over many The Exorcist: Believer although I think the trailer makes the film look bad.
“This is probably the most desperate hope a studio has ever had for a sequel,” one fan wrote, while another added, “Great to see Ellen Burstyn but I keep my expectations incredibly low.”
However, the nostalgia factor worked for many people – particularly due to the use of The Exorcist“Tubular bells” theme.
“The return of Ellen Burstyn and the theme music gave me goosebumps, I love it!” wrote one fan.
The Exorcist: Believer It stars Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Lidya Jewett and Olivia Marcum. Written by Peter Sattler and David Gordon Green, the film will be released on October 13 The Exorcist50th anniversary.
Green, who also rebooted the Halloween franchise to moderate success, is the lead on the project.