Like many horror-movie purists, director of The Exorcist William Friedkin does not want his 1973 film to be remade. Unfortunately for him, US film studio Morgan Creek Productions, has plans to do just that.
Industry website Deadline reported over the weekend that the production company, who were responsible for the two Exorcist sequels and one prequel, are retaining the remake rights to The Exorcist and a handful of other films after putting the rights to dozens of other titles up for sale.
Jim Robinson, CEO of the company, said that The Exorcist is one of "a number of properties that we are looking to move forward on", and that "ideas are being tossed right now" for a remake of the green-vomit featuring film.
Shortly after, Friedkin shared his thoughts on Twitter, saying that he though Morgan Creek had already done enough damage with the "sequels" (his quotation marks) to The Exorcist.