Schrader's Shelved Exorcist Sequel to See Limited Release in '05

Moviehole chimes in with an exclusive scoop update on Paul Schrader's version of "Exorcist: The Beginning": "Why isn't Paul Schrader's cut of "The Exorcist: The Beginning" listed as an extras component on the soon-to-be-released DVD? Easy: His version is set to be released as a stand-alone movie all of its own. "Paul is currently in post-production on the movie, as we're anticipating a limited theatrical release here in the United States sometime in 2005", Morgan Creek told Moviehole this morning." So Schrader's version was so unwelcome that Morgan Creek hired Renny Harlin to shoot an entirely new film, but now it's suddenly worthy of a limited release? Weird. But it IS Paul Schrader (writer of "Taxi Driver," director of "Auto Focus") we're talkiing about, so don't be surprised if this second version is actually pretty good. (Or at least noticably better than Harlin's demonic dud.)

Comments

Darth Mace

M T Graham

[b]Suddenly worth of a limited release?[/b]
You know that a Morgan Creek executive got his @ss kicked for deciding to beef up the horror in this flick and hire Renny Harlin to do it!

Dec 9 - 11:00 PM

chazbow

Chuck O'Leary

[b]Can't wait to see it.[/b]
I really do hope Schrader's version gets some theatrical play and will get a DVD release in 2005. I think releasing both versions in a special-edition DVD would have sold very well, though.

Dec 10 - 12:25 PM

The Senhman

Senh Duong

Renny Harlin's version did surprisingly decent biz, so I guess they figure they can squeeze a little bit more money from Shrader's version and, at the same time, help give more awareness to the DVD release.

Dec 10 - 03:38 PM

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