EXORCIST REMADE FOR TV?
Did the power of Satan compel them? Sci Fi Wire reports that Warner Bros. has sold remake rights to THE EXORCIST to its sister cable TV stations TNT and TBS. As a result, director William Friedkin and William Peter Blatty are suing the studio?but over lack of payment of profits from the movie, not due to creative concerns. While the idea of redoing THE EXORCIST for a basic cable station might seem like an impossibility, bear in mind that TNT just wrapped a televersion of SALEM?S LOT (tentatively scheduled to air next summer), so it?s clearly not put off by horrific material. In any case, the Friedkin/Blatty/Warners case has a trial date set for July 14. Just for the record, Blatty himself once planned to write and direct an EXORCIST remake for Fox TV.
Courtesy of Fangoria