The Exorcist: A new film, written and directed by Mike Flanagan, will be released in 2026

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The new The Exorcist film, directed and written by Mike Flanagan, responsible for Doctor Sleep and horror series such as The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, already has a release date. Universal and Blumhouse scheduled production for March 13, 2026, a Friday the 13th. The new film will not be a continuation of The Exorcist: Believer, a film that marked the end of the Blumhouse and David Gordon Green partnership after a public and critical failure. With a lukewarm result at the international box office and several negative reviews, The Exorcist: The Devotee was a disappointing start to the US$400 million investment made by Universal Pictures to obtain the rights to the franchise. 

In The Exorcist: Believer, Ellen Burstyn returns to the role of Chris MacNeil, mother of Regan, the possessed girl in William Friedkin's original Exorcist, the horror classic released in 1973. Leslie Odom Jr., recently seen in Glass Onion: A Mystery Knives Out, stars in the story. In the plot, two girls are possessed after disappearing by three in the woods of a small town in Georgia, in the United States. One is the daughter of an atheist, and the other comes from a Christian family. Both sides need to work together to find a way to free them, and Chris MacNeil returns with possible answers. Linda Blair, the actress who played Regan, was a consultant in the film's production, but may even be in the cast.

As with Blumhouse's Halloween, The Exorcist: Believer is a continuation of the first film in the franchise, ignoring the sequels released later or the FOX series, and is the first chapter in a new trilogy that continues with The Exorcist: Deceiver. In the plot, two girls are possessed after disappearing by three in the woods of a small town in Georgia, in the United States. One is the daughter of an atheist, and the other comes from a Christian family. Both sides need to work together to find a way to free them, and Chris MacNeil returns with possible answers.

Linda Blair, the actress who played Regan, was a consultant in the film's production, but may even be in the cast. As with Blumhouse's Halloween, The Exorcist: Believer is a continuation of the first film in the franchise, ignoring the sequels released later or the FOX series, and is the first chapter in a new trilogy that continues with The Exorcist: Deceiver.

Source: THR

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