The upcoming The Exorcist: Believer will be the sixth movie in the franchise – don’t forget, there are two different versions of the 2004 prequel – and much like every single other installment in the saga to date, the brand new sequel has officially been rated “R” this week.
Universal and Blumhouse’s The Exorcist: Believer is rated “R” for…
“Some violent content, disturbing images, language and sexual references.”
David Gordon Green directed the brand new sequel to The Exorcist for Universal, Blumhouse and Morgan Creek that will pave the way for a new trilogy. This first film in the trilogy will be released theatrically on October 13, 2023, with Leslie Odom Jr. starring.
Here’s the full plot synopsis…
“Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom, Jr.) has raised their daughter Angela (Lidya Jewett) on his own.
“But when Angela and her friend Katherine (Olivia Marcum) disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened, 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).”
Ann Dowd (Hereditary), Raphael Sbarge (“Gaslit”), and Jennifer Nettles (The Righteous Gemstones) will also star.
Peter Sattler (Broken Diamonds) and Gordon Green wrote the script for Believer, which features a story by Green, Scott Teems (Halloween Kills) and Danny McBride (Halloween).
The Exorcist franchise hasn’t been on the big screen since the 2005 release of Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist, an alternate version of the previous year’s Exorcist: The Beginning. Those films came in the wake of 1977’s The Exorcist II: The Heretic and 1990’s The Exorcist III.
More recently, “The Exorcist” became a short-lived television series at Fox, which was surprisingly excellent and cleverly took place in the same world as the original classic.