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The Exorcist: Believer gets a new trailer one month ahead of its theatrical release

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Director David Gordon Green’s The Exorcist sequel The Exorcist: Believer gets a new trailer one month ahead of its theatrical release

Last week, Universal Pictures moved the theatrical release of The Exorcist: Believer forward a week to October 6th so they could avoid opening weekend competition from the Taylor Swift concert film Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour on its original release date, the 13th. To make sure we don’t forget the movie is coming a week earlier, Universal has now released a new trailer for it, and you can check that out in the embed above.

Director David Gordon Green recently finished working on a trilogy of Halloween sequels for Universal and Blumhouse that consisted of Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills, and Halloween Ends. Now he’s working with the companies on a trilogy of sequels to the 1973 classic The Exorcist (watch it HERE) that begins with Believer. Green crafted the story for the film with Danny McBride (who wrote all three of the new Halloweens with him) and their Halloween Kills co-writer Scott Teems, then wrote the screenplay with Peter Sattler (Broken Diamonds). Here’s the synopsis: Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding has raised their daughter on his own. But when Angela and her friend Katherine, disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.

Ellen Burstyn reprises the role of Chris MacNeil, the character she played in The Exorcist, “an actress who has been forever altered by what happened to her daughter Regan five decades before.” Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) plays Victor Fielding, with Lidya Jewett (Nightbooks) as Angela and newcomer Olivia Marcum as her friend Katherine. Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Victor and Angela’s neighbor, and Jennifer Nettles (The Righteous Gemstones) and Norbert Leo Butz (Fosse/Verdon) play Katherine’s parents.

Okwui Okpokwasili (Master) is also in the cast, playing an unspecified role, and Raphael Sbarge (Carnosaur) plays a pastor. Original The Exorcist star Linda Blair is in there as well, reprising the role of Chris MacNeil’s daughter Regan.

The Exorcist: Believer is being produced by Jason Blum, David Robinson, and James Robinson. Green, Danny McBride, Stephanie Allain, and Couper Samuelson serve as executive producers. Ryan Turek is overseeing the project for Blumhouse.

Universal and Peacock forked over an amount somewhere in the range of $400 million to acquire the rights to distribute this trilogy, so you can understand why they’re trying to avoid competition. That’s a lot of money to recoup. It has already been announced that the next sequel, titled The Exorcist: Deceiver, will be reaching theatres on April 18, 2025.

Are you looking forward to The Exorcist: Believer? What did you think of the new trailer? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

The Exorcist: Believer

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