William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist to become a stage play, pea soup not included!





Now this is great news I must admit. The Exorcist is my personal favourite horror film of all time, I just love it ,love it, love it. No other horror comes close to the power of Batty’s story, and to find out the book os being made into a stage play makes me very very happy as the idea of the story continuing on fills me with joy.

According to Bleeding Cool Teller (pf Pen and Teller) is in London working on a strge play of the iconic story. The play is written by John Pielmeier, who also wrote ‘Agnes of God’. Here are the details:

Unlike William Friedkin’s film of The Exorcist (which isn’t anywhere near the best film of all time, just for the record), this play will “focus on the psychological aspects and questions of faith.” At least, that’s according to Ken Novice, the MD of New York’s Geffen Playhouse, where the play will premiere in July 2012.

Novice added: “I think it’s going to be more powerful than green pudding and spinning heads. Not that the show will be without some kind of theatrical effects. It’s still going to be very interesting to look at. There will be a spectacle to it, but we don’t want people coming in and expecting the movie.”

By Matt Wavish

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

3 Comments

  1. Absolutely love the Exorcist as well!
    Staging a theatre version of this, unfortunately, is a mistake by Blatty that will seriously hurt the reputation of the book and the movie. Apparently he had in mind to let a production company do this years ago, but realized it was a mistake and changed his mind. Not sure what suddenly caused him to change his mind now, but… not good.
    Hopefully this doesn’t become another Lord of the Rings, which at least didn’t hurt Tolkien’s or Jackson’s reputations because they weren’t involved. Blatty unfortunately is.

  2. Absolutely love the Exorcist as well!
    Staging a theatre version of this, unfortunately, is a mistake by Blatty that will seriously hurt the reputation of the book and the movie. Apparently he had in mind to let a production company do this years ago, but realized it was a mistake and changed his mind. Not sure what suddenly caused him to change his mind now, but… not good.
    Hopefully this doesn’t become another Lord of the Rings, which at least didn’t hurt Tolkien’s or Jackson’s reputations because they weren’t involved. Blatty unfortunately is.

  3. Absolutely love the Exorcist as well!
    Staging a theatre version of this, unfortunately, is a mistake by Blatty that will seriously hurt the reputation of the book and the movie. Apparently he had in mind to let a production company do this years ago, but realized it was a mistake and changed his mind. Not sure what suddenly caused him to change his mind now, but… not good.
    Hopefully this doesn’t become another Lord of the Rings, which at least didn’t hurt Tolkien’s or Jackson’s reputations because they weren’t involved. Blatty unfortunately is.

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