We all know that a sequel is in the works for the superb found footage exorcism horror, The Last Exorcism. We also know that Ed Glass-Donnelly will be directing, Ashley Bell is returning and Eli Roth is back to produce, but until now we did not know what the sequel would be called.
Website Know the Artist got their hands on an audition sheet for Studio Canal’s forthcoming The Last Exorcism sequel and thus discovered the film’s official shooting title: Beginning of the End: The Last Exorcism 2
Now, from that title, it kind of sounds like the new film could well be a prequel to the events of Daniel Stamm’s film, however this goes against early rumours that the new film would take place three months after the events of the last film.
There is still no word on whether this will be a found footage film or not.
Back in January when the new director was announced, Eli Roth, producer Eric Newman and Studio Canal commented on the new film:
Eli Roth said he’s “very, very excited to continue to this story. Obviously with the title of the first one, we had not planned on a sequel, but we love the story and subject matter and had what we feel is an inspired idea to continue it. As you can see from other recent films, fans around the world are fascinated by this subject matter, and we want to go deeper and darker this time. The first film worked great as a PG-13 psychological film, but now we want to go R-rated and show the true horror of what this subject matter offers. The biggest creative challenge will be coming up with the right title!”
Newman says, “On behalf of the producing team, we are excited to put the next installment of Nell’s story in the capable hands of Ed Gass-Donnelly. His naturalistic style and performance-based filmmaking make him the perfect choice.”
Studiocanal EVP of international distribution, Harold Van Lier, adds, “We are horrified to bring to the marketplace the eagerly awaited sequel to our 2010 worldwide hit. This much bigger scale movie will unravel a profoundly scarier chapter to Nell’s battle between good and evil. God have mercy.”
By Matt Wavish