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New Exorcist Follow Up Loses Release Date As Director David Gordon Green Exits Franchise

The Exorcist: Deceiver was set for release in April 2025 however it has actually now been pulled from the calendar as Universal look for a brand-new director.


  • Filmmaker David Gordon Green has actually left The Exorcist: Deceiver to concentrate on other jobs.
  • Universal Pictures purchased the rights to The Exorcist franchise for $400 million, wishing to reproduce the success of Halloween
  • The Exorcist: Follower had an average ticket office efficiency and got unfavorable evaluations, raising doubts about the worth of the rights purchase.

Universal Pictures needs to discover a brand-new director to go individually with the devil, as filmmaker David Gordon Green has actually left The Exorcist: Deceiver, the prepared follow up to The Exorcist: Believer.

Exorcist Believer

The Exorcist: Believer

Release Date

October 6, 2023.


Ann Dowd

,Ellen Burstyn

,Leslie Odom Jr.

, Olivia Marcum.




2hr 1min.

Main Category



William Peter Blatty

, Peter Sattler.

,Scott Teems

Per Deadline, Green has actually left the job to focus on his new Ben Stiller movie, Nutcrackers, along with the upcoming 4th season of HBO’s The Exemplary Gems As a search starts for a brand-new director, Universal has actually now pulled the movie from its scheduled release date of April 18, 2025. In its location, the Lionsgate Michael Jackson biopic, Michael, will now take the date as Universal is supervising that movie’s global circulation. In the meantime, The Exorcist: Deceiver does not have a release date.

Universal and Blumhouse paid huge dollars for the rights to The Exorcist.

Universal and Blumhouse acquired the rights to The Exorcist franchise from Morgan Creek back in July 2021 for an incredible $400 million. The strategy was to begin a new trilogy and ideally replicate the success they had with acquiring Halloween, which earned almost $500 million worldwide throughout 3 movies under the instructions of Green. The handle Universal likewise consisted of rights to take advantage of the IP throughout style parks/Halloween Scary Nights, branding, and a buyout of skill and rights backends.


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Regrettably for Universal, The Exorcist: Follower was no Halloween when it was launched last October. The movie opened to $26.4 million (bear in mind Halloween 2018 did $33.3 million on its very first day) and ultimately earned $65.5 million locally and $136.2 million around the world. These aren’t bad figures for a movie that cost $30 million to make, however the studio most likely anticipated more, and it stays to be seen if the $400 million they invested in the rights will deserve it. They’ll need to wait and see how the next 2 movies do at package workplace before making that evaluation.

In addition to so-so ticket office, examines for The Exorcist: Follower were miserable, publishing a 22 percent rotten ranking on Rotten Tomatoes, with an agreement that checks out, ” The Exorcist: Follower makes points for attempting to take the franchise back to its frightening roots, however an absence of originalities, and frightens, make this an inauspicious start to a prepared brand-new trilogy.” The audience rating was likewise low at 44 percent, while opening day audiences offered the movie a “C” CinemaScore, suggesting bad word of mouth. After the movie’s bad reception, reports emerged that shown there may be some innovative reassessing behind the scenes and, at the time, even Green expressed doubts about taking part in the next movie as director.

The Exorcist: Follower can presently be streamed on Peacock.

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