This is Dope: "Exorcist: The Beginning"

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Principal photography has commenced in Morocco on Morgan Creek Productions' "Exorcist: The Beginning," the prequel to the classic 1973 supernatural thriller "The Exorcist," it was announced today by James G. Robinson, Chairman/CEO and Guy McElwaine, President of Morgan Creek Productions.

Stellan Skarsgard will portray the young Father Merrin, a role made famous in the original film by Max Von Sydow. "Exorcist: The Beginning" traces the story of Father Merrin back to his first encounter with the Devil in post-WWII Africa.

Produced by Morgan Creek Productions, "Exorcist: The Beginning" will be directed by Paul Schrader ("Affliction," "Auto Focus" and screenwriter of "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull"). The film also stars Gabriel Mann ("Outside Providence," "The Bourne Identity"), Clara Bellar ("A.I.") and recording star Billy Crawford. James G. Robinson will serve as the film's producer and Guy McElwaine will executive produce. The screenplay is by William Wisher ("Terminator 2: Judgment Day").

After completing work in Morocco, the production will move to Rome for the remainder of the schedule.

"Exorcist: The Beginning" will be released in 2003 by Warner Bros. Pictures, an AOL Time Warner Company, and internationally by Warner Bros. Pictures and Morgan Creek International. Morgan Creek Productions is the sole owner of all worldwide rights for any new or future "Exorcist" projects, including but not limited to motion pictures, television productions, books and new media.
 
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they already shot this film, then the studio didnt like it, sacked the director, got a new script and are now reshooting it. no joke!!!!
 
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well, the rumour goes the original was shot in a very tense, atmospheric, suspenseful creeping terror kinda way...and the studio wanted more blood and puke etc. A different style of horror.
Hard to know if thats 100% true though...
 

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levista said:
well, the rumour goes the original was shot in a very tense, atmospheric, suspenseful creeping terror kinda way...and the studio wanted more blood and puke etc. A different style of horror.
Hard to know if thats 100% true though...
Well THE EXORCIST is my all time favorite, I also really dug the EXORCIST 2, so I am hoping for something comparable. I heard that William Peter Blatty refused to have anything to do with the movie.
 

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