New trailer for The Exorcist sequel called "scariest trailer the studio had ever cut"
Universal Studios will be releasing the new horror just in time for Halloween this year.
David Gordon Green and Jason Blum, the director and producer of the recent Halloween reboot trilogy, are tackling another fresh take on a classic horror, this time taking on The Exorcist.
It was revealed back in 2021 that Universal Studios are spending $400 million on a new trilogy in the series, and the first trailer for the first entry - titled The Exorcist: Believer - has just debuted at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Variety reported that "Early word on the casino floor said the new trailer was scariest trailer the studio had ever cut - and it delivered, possessing not one but two girls in a franchise restarter that producer Jason Blum said feels fresh and modern."
The Hollywood Reporter describes the trailer as follows: "A father drops off his daughter at school, however she and a friend go missing after school. When they are found in the woods, they seem changed and unaware that they were gone three days, believing it’d been just a few hours. At another point in the trailer, one of the girls - covered in communion wine - walks into a church mass, screaming at the priest: 'The body and the blood!'
"Finally, the parents call upon Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn, who is reprising her role from the original film). She attempts to help the girls, one of whom has been carving her daughter’s name on her stomach."
The Exorcist: Believer is currently scheduled to arrive in cinemas in Ireland and the UK on Friday 13 October this year.
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