The initial installment of a trilogy, titled The Exorcist: Believer, directed by David Gordon Green, was intended to revive the franchise on the silver screen as part of a lucrative $400 million agreement between Blumhouse and Universal.
The second film, The Exorcist: Deceiver, had even secured a release date of April 18, 2025. However, it appears that Universal is now slowing down the project.
According to THR, it has been announced this afternoon that David Gordon Green will not be helming The Exorcist: Deceiver, prompting Universal and Blumhouse to actively search for a replacement director. As per the website, Gordon Green has decided to step down as the director of The Exorcist: Deceiver due to his commitments to the feature film Nutcrackers and the TV series “The Righteous Gemstones.
The issue at hand is that the initial installment of the reboot trilogy, “Believer,” stumbled out of the gate, receiving negative reviews and falling short of expectations at the box office. In contrast, Gordon Green’s Halloween, released by Universal and Blumhouse in 2018, set a much more promising tone for the trilogy. The film achieved great financial success in theaters and garnered praise from both fans and critics.
What lies ahead for the franchise? Are the original trilogy aspirations in jeopardy now that Gordon Green has departed from the helm? Keep watching for further updates.