We got two remakes on the horizon. Hollywood is trying its luck again with the classic sci-fi/ horror film, The Thing by Blumhouse & Morgan Creek Entertainent makes a deal with the Devil to remake The Exorcist.
Bloody Disgusting reports that the studio has green-lit a new adaptation of John W. Campbell Jr.’s novel Frozen Hell, which is the source material for The Thing movies and their predecessor, 1951’s The Thing From Another World. Producer Alan Donnes posted the announcement to Facebook as well, writing “It’s OFFICIAL! I received my signed contract and first check! I am Executive Producing a remake of THE THING.” The new movie, which will be distributed through Blumhouse’s partnership with Universal, won’t be a remake of the previous films but an adaptation of the source material. Originally a novella, an expanded version of Frozen Hell was found a few years ago, so this next film adaptation will incorporate that originally unpublished content. So calm down, remake hawks. It sounds like next The Thing is taking a little different approach, but the project fits neatly into Blumhouse’s new era of adapting preexisting content, à la Fantasy Island, The Invisible Man, and Black Christmas.
The Exorcist is reportedly being rebooted, with a plan to release the next chapter of the horror franchise in 2021. The original movie, which came out in 1973, became one of the most iconic horror films of all time. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards (including Best Picture), winning two of them. Since then, there have been multiple installments of the franchise, although it’s lost some steam over the years and some will question whether or not a remake of the horroer movie is necessary.
According to Deadline, one of the projects Morgan Creek Entertainment is working on – in addition to a Dead Ringers TV show – is a reboot of The Exorcist. Interestingly, one of the nuggets included is a potential 2021 release date, which feels rather soon for a movie that hadn’t been publicly announced until this week.
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