Once he’s done with Halloween, David Gordon Green is moving on to The Exorcist, with an entire trilogy that’ll serve as sequels to the original classic in development at Universal.
The plot details we were provided with this past summer detail, “Odom Jr. will play the father of a possessed child. Desperate for help, he tracks down Ms. Burstyn’s character.”
The first film in the trilogy will be released theatrically on October 13, 2023, and Gordon Green suggests in a new chat with Collider that he’s planning on directing all three movies.
Gordon Green is also co-writing the trilogy with Peter Sattler, and he tells Collider: “I’m sure I’ll know more a year from now when I’ve gotten a handle on what Exorcist is. The script’s written. And it was a very, entirely different writing process [from the Halloween trilogy].”
He continues in the chat with Collider, “The first one of our trilogy is written and the second two are being outlined. So we’ve got a ways to go on that, but we know where we’re going. It’s a new journey [with] some familiar characters and some new ones as well.”
The Exorcist franchise hasn’t been on the big screen since the 2005 release of Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist, an alternate version of the previous year’s Exorcist: The Beginning. Those films came in the wake of 1977’s The Exorcist II: The Heretic and 1990’s The Exorcist III.
More recently, “The Exorcist” became a short-lived television series at Fox, which was surprisingly excellent and cleverly took place in the same world as the original classic.