Mike Flanagan to Helm “Radical New” Exorcist Film

Mike Flanagan will helm a “radical new take” on The Exorcist for Blumhouse.

The creator of popular Netflix horror series including The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass, and The Fall of the House of Usher will write, direct and produce “an all-new story set in The Exorcist universe.” In a press release, Blumhouse stresses that the film is not a sequel to 2023’s The Exorcist: Believer.

The Exorcist is one of the reasons I became a filmmaker, and it is an honor to have the chance to try something fresh, bold, and terrifying within its universe,” Flanagan said in a statement. “Reuniting with my friends at Blumhouse, with whom I’ve made some of my favorite pieces of work, only makes this more exciting.”

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This film marks Flanagan’s fourth project with Blumhouse, following Oculus (2013), Hush (2016) and Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016).

Flanagan recently wrapped filing on The Life of Chuck, an upcoming science fiction drama based on a novella published in Stephen King’s 2020 collection If It Bleeds.