The Exorcist: Believer director David Gordon Inexperienced discusses exploring “a number of religious views” within the upcoming sequel.
Following within the footsteps of one of many biggest horror motion pictures of all time isn’t any straightforward process, however David Gordon Inexperienced is able to give it a shot (once more) with The Exorcist: Believer. Whereas talking with The Wrap, Inexperienced mentioned the upcoming Exorcist sequel and the way he plans to offer the franchise a recent take by exploring “a number of religious views.“
“I couldn’t wrap my head round a one-philosophy sort of ‘Exorcist’ film,” David Gordon Inexperienced stated. After studying about how completely different religions sort out the thought of possession, he got here throughout the thought of synchronized possession. “My thoughts was blown and I began making telephone calls and began speaking to the quote, unquote consultants as a result of it’s a really distinctive subject material and other people have skilled issues or claimed to have skilled issues,” Inexperienced stated. “And I simply wished to ask all these voices and tales and theories into my inventive whirlpool.“
David Gordon Inexperienced has already tackled a direct sequel to a traditional horror film with Halloween (in addition to Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends), however he feels as if the world of The Exorcist may be very completely different. “[The Exorcist] feels prefer it’s taking place to those that I can see myself realizing on this earth,” Inexperienced stated. “Halloween is such a heightened, stylistic model of one thing that’s engineered to scare you, as a result of that’s the rollercoaster of a slasher style is. These are actually enjoyable nuances to attempt to create and propel and expertise with an viewers. However that is extra of a thought of earthly, relatable journey of horror.“
“Because the dying of his pregnant spouse in a Haitian earthquake 12 years in the past, Victor Fielding has raised their daughter on his personal,” reads the official synopsis for The Exorcist: Believer. “However when Angela and her pal Katherine, disappear within the woods, solely to return three days later with no reminiscence of what occurred to them, it unleashes a sequence of occasions that can power Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, search out the one individual alive who has witnessed something prefer it earlier than: Chris MacNeil.“
Common and Blumhouse have already slated one other sequel, The Exorcist: Deceiver, which is ready to hit theaters on April 18, 2025. Whereas it’s anticipated that Inexperienced will return to direct that film as properly, nothing has been confirmed. Whereas Inexperienced says that they’ve obtained “scripts, outlines, and issues like that” for the second and third movies, he’s ready to see how the primary one is acquired earlier than making any huge choices.
I feel the neatest factor to do is to see the way it performs after which see what makes probably the most sense. And what makes probably the most sense for me shouldn’t be all the time what’s probably the most profitable. Generally, for me, it’s what did you allow untold? Or what did you not execute that you could go train that muscle? Or what’s the least apparent factor, or least anticipated factor, or how do you problem your self?
The Exorcist: Believer will hit theaters on October thirteenth.