Fans of The Exorcist have been left feeling cautious over the way forward for the film franchise.
Over the weekend, the trailer of a new sequel, titled The Exorcist: Believer, was proven forward of Oppenheimer screenings, and on Tuesday (25 July), that trailer was made accessible on-line.
The film follows two younger women who’re discovered three days after going lacking, after which begin to show proof that they’ve been possessed.
However what begins out trying prefer it could possibly be some other horror film targeted on possession then introduces a well-known face: Ellen Burstyn, who has returned to play Chris MacNeil, the mom of Linda Blair’s Regan, who was possessed in William Friedkin’s 1973 authentic.
Burstyn’s character is situated by the daddy of one of many women after discovering she went by means of an analogous expertise 5 many years in the past. At one stage within the trailer, Chris comes face-to-face together with his possessed daughter, and says: “We’ve met earlier than.”
Her function within the film has satisfied many to see The Exorcist: Believer despite pondering that the trailer makes the film look dangerous.
“This must be probably the most determined a studio has been for a legacy sequel,” one fan wrote, with one other including: “Good to see Ellen Burstyn however I’m protecting my expectations extremely low.”
The nostalgic issue labored for many individuals, although – particularly due to the utilization of The Exorcist’s theme “Tubular Bells”.
“Ellen Burstyn being again and the theme music gave me goosebumps, hyped!” one fan wrote.
The Exorcist: Believer stars Leslie Odom Jr, Ann Dowd, Lidya Jewett, and Olivia Marcum. The film, written by Peter Sattler and David Gordon Inexperienced will arrive on 13 October, which is The Exorcist’s fiftieth anniversary.
Inexperienced, who additionally rebooted the Halloween franchise to a middling reception, is the venture’s director.