The Exorcist is the latest Hollywood classic to be graced with a remake, but the original film's director is not so pleased about the plans.
Morgan Creek Productions, the company behind such box office hits as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Last of the Mohicans, Pacific Heights, and all three Exorcist sequels, has confirmed a reboot of the famous 1973 horror movie is in the works.
But The Exorcist director William Friedkin has cast doubts over the plans, asking whether the production company even has the rights to the original film, which was made by Warner Bros.
Dear HitFix...correction: I COMPLETELY denounce a remake of The Exorcist by Morgan Creek.— William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) September 26, 2015
I mention it only in passing, but I don't believe Morgan Creek has rights to THE ORIGINAL, only the so-called sequels.— William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) September 25, 2015
“Dear Hit Fix…correction: I COMPLETELY denounce a remake of The Exorcist by Morgan Creek,” he wrote in response to an article saying Friedkin “put remake rumours in their place”.
He added: “I mention this only in passing, but I don’t believe Morgan Creek has the rights to THE ORIGINAL, only the so-called sequels,” after retweeting a fan telling the director there will only ever be one Exorcist movie:
It’s safe to say the director won’t be attending a gala screening of The Exorcist reboot, if it even gets off the ground.Reuse content