‘The Exorcist’ to Become a TV Miniseries

by | May 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM | TV News

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Oh, the horror! The classic exorcism thriller “The Exorcist” is being remade into a 10-episode miniseries for television.

Sean Durkin, writer-director of last year’s thriller “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” is adapting the William Peter Blatty best seller for the small screen, according to Vulture who first reported the story. It will be produced by Roy Lee (“The Departed,” “The Ring”).

The devilish remake will focus on the events leading up to a young girl’s demonic possession and how the family deals with it, before their desperation leads them to Father Damien Karras.

The iconic 1973 “Exorcist” film, which catapulted Linda Blair into cinematic history, became the first-ever horror film to get nominated for an Oscar, scaring up an impressive 10 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Ellen Burstyn) and Best Supporting Actress (Blair).

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“The Exorcist” TV series is expected to be shopped to networks in two weeks, says Vulture, who adds TV executives are already showing interest in taking possession of the project for their networks.

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