HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 11: David Gordon Green attends the Universal Pictures World Premiere Of "Halloween Ends" on October 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/FilmMagic)
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How David Gordon Green's Exorcist Sequel Will Differ From His Halloween Movies
After the success of his "Halloween" movies, David Gordon Green is now attempting to revive another horror classic, "The Exorcist." Green will ignore all the previous sequels and start fresh, much like his "Halloween" trilogy, but he assures that his approach to the split pea soup-spewing demon greatly differs from that of the knife-wielding slasher.
Green told Collider, "Halloween is a horror movie, it's a slasher movie, it's midnight madness, good time at the movies, eat some popcorn. The Exorcist is a very researched drama about f***ed-up things — spirituality, religion, mental health, family — and it's...you can overlap those two in these very different subgenres of horror, but the approach technically, creatively, is very different."
Green also talked about the surprising return of Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil. "She's there to evaluate, give me notes on the script, and she's become like my spiritual guru that I go to, which...just the way that the film affected her life, we found ways that the story we're creating affected Chris MacNeil in certain ways."