The team of William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin proved to be one hell of a combination when they came together to give the world one of the most frightening films ever made in The Exorcist. Now, decades later they’re reuniting for more chills!
According to an interview with William Peter Blatty which recently appeared in the 13th anniversary issue of Rue Morgue magazine regarding The Exorcist‘s reissue on Blu-ray (look for a review of that one soon), Blatty informed the mag that it appears he’ll be reuniting with William Friedkin on a new project, an adaptation of Blatty’s latest novel Dimiter.
“Dimiter, a supernatural suspense thriller set mostly in Jerusalem, is a novel that’s been out and around since mid-March. Billy Friedkin is eager to direct it as a film, which would be our one and only other teaming since The Exorcist,” said Blatty.
It’s always nice to see the band get back together again! Especially in the name of horror!
In 1973 Albania, Colonel Vlora (aka the Interrogator), the head of a team of torturers, questions the Prisoner, who the reader later learns is Paul Dimiter, an American clandestine agent referred to in some quarters of the world as ‘legendary,’ while in others as ‘the agent from hell.’ (Rumor has it Dimiter poisoned Ho Chi Minh while the Vietnamese leader was visiting Albania shortly before his death in 1969.) Dimiter escapes to Jerusalem, where he encounters a number of engaging characters, including a doctor of neurology, a sharp-tongued nurse, and a grief-stricken Israeli policeman. The complicated plot confounds until the isolated pieces of the psychological puzzle that’s Dimiter match up and fall into place, revealing surprising truths.
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