The official trailer for The Exorcist: Believer debuted in theaters over the weekend, and if you’ve been waiting for it to appear online, you’ll be happy to know that today is the day.
You can watch the trailer for The Exorcist: Believer below, which gives us our first look at David Gordon Green’s vision for a decades-later sequel to the original horror classic.
Yes, The Exorcist: Believer is taking the Halloween 2018 approach, with Ellen Burstyn reprising her role from William Friedkin’s terrifying horror movie from the 1970s.
Much like Laurie Strode in Gordon Green’s Halloween trilogy, Burstyn’s Chris MacNeil is coming to the aid of a new group of characters here in 2023. And this first official trailer for The Exorcist: Believer reveals that not one but TWO young women are possessed by a demonic entity this time around, doubling up on Friedkin’s approach in the iconic original.
Who will survive? What will be left of them? Watch the trailer below…
David Gordon Green directed the brand new sequel to The Exorcist for Universal, Blumhouse and Morgan Creek that will pave the way for a new trilogy. The first film in the trilogy will be released theatrically on October 13, 2023, with Leslie Odom Jr. starring.
The first plot details we were provided with last year tease, “Odom Jr. will play the father of a possessed child. Desperate for help, he tracks down Ellen Burstyn’s character.”
Here’s the brand new official plot synopsis…
Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom, Jr.) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett, Good Girls) on his own.
But when Angela and her friend Katherine (Olivia Marcum), disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before:
Ann Dowd (Hereditary), Lidya Jewett (Netflix’s Nightbooks), Raphael Sbarge (“Gaslit”), Jennifer Nettles (The Righteous Gemstones), and Olivia Marcum are also on board.
Peter Sattler (Broken Diamonds) and Gordon Green wrote the script for Believer, which features a story by Green, Scott Teems (Halloween Kills) and Danny McBride (Halloween).
The Exorcist franchise hasn’t been on the big screen since the 2005 release of Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist, an alternate version of the previous year’s Exorcist: The Beginning. Those films came in the wake of 1977’s The Exorcist II: The Heretic and 1990’s The Exorcist III.
More recently, “The Exorcist” became a short-lived television series at Fox, which was surprisingly excellent and cleverly took place in the same world as the original classic.