The Exorcist Heads to the Stage

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It’s good to see a timeless tale like William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist still very much in the public eye as it remains as effective as ever despite the passing of four decades. Well, another iteration is on its way, and we’ve got the scoop for you right here!

According to Bleeding Cool Teller (of Penn & Teller) is in London working on special effects for a stage production of The Exorcist written by John Pielmeier, the author of “Agnes of God,” directed by John Doyle, and described by the site as follows:

Unlike William Friedkin’s film of The Exorcist (which isn’t anywhere near the best film of all time, just for the record), this play will “focus on the psychological aspects and questions of faith.” At least, that’s according to Ken Novice, the MD of the Los Angeles Geffen Playhouse, where the play will premiere in July 2012.

Novice added: “I think it’s going to be more powerful than green pudding and spinning heads. Not that the show will be without some kind of theatrical effects. It’s still going to be very interesting to look at. There will be a spectacle to it, but we don’t want people coming in and expecting the movie.”

More soon!

The Exorcist Heads to the Stage

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  • Sirand

    Strange. If it’s Teller, that means all the supernatural aspects will most likely be stripped away and the story will just be about a mentally disturbed little girl.

  • DavidFullam