The Exorcist: The Mini-Series? Friedkin to Direct?
Well ... I suppose its better than a remake. During an interview in the latest issue of Cemetery Dance magazine with William Peter Blatty, the author dropped some interesting things on fans and readers.
Upon being asked if there was anything he'd change about the film version of The Exorcist (wasn't it already changed in The Version We've Never Seen?) Blatty offered the following:
"Yes and no. I would love to have been able to include the subplot involving Karl and his daughter Elvira which I did in my first draft, but that script ran to 172 pages, much, much too long. But I might have it my way in the near future, inasmuch as I've written an Exorcist miniseries script that not only faithfully includes all the main elements of the novel, but also some rather spooky new material and scenes, as well as a totally new (and perhaps much more satisfying) ending. I've also updated it. Billy Friedkin has agreed to direct."
Talk about a tasty tidbit of info! Who says print is dead? Click on the image below to get your copy of the magazine, which is rife with Exorcist related material, including lots on Part III.
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