John Frankenheimer to make EXORCIST prequel?

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  1. Kenneth English

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    I'm pretty sure this is already in pre-production, so I do believe it will happen. I think it was greenlit after seeing the relatively good numbers for The Exorcist, The Version You've Never Seen Before.
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    I mean what are they gonna show, how Satan grew up in Denver wih his working class father and alchoholic mother and how all the kids at school used to beat him up because he had red skin and a tail!?! [​IMG]
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    Eeeeeeee.....not a good idea & just goes to show once again how strapped for new or indeed any ideas Hollywood is.
    Dumb.
    I read somewhere (I don't remember where) a few months ago that they are thinking about remaking The Wicker Man and setting it in Oregon or Maine.
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    Shit, take the money you would spend on a new version and give it to ILM or someone and see if they can digitaly reconstruct the 1 inch video transfer of the lost footage to a higher level, I'm sure they (with enough cash & time) could do something like this...boy I'd bet it would cost a pretty penny though.
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    If this movie is made the only thing it will do is make The Exorcist look bad.
     
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    Well apparently Fr.Merrin is Neeson's role.
    Why don't they just have Von Sydow play Merrin? He still doesn't look as old now as they made him up to look in '73.
    This could be a great movie or an even bigger turd than E2 and 3.
     
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    I can't think of a better example of a once great director, who has since sold out... BIG TIME, than John Frankenheimer. If you wanna know how bad this is gonna be watch The Island of Dr. Moreau, Ronin, Reindeer Games etc......
     
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    And if you want to see how a great director maintains greatness, look at Reindeer Games (both cuts), Ronin, Andersonville, Against the Wall, Year of the Gun, and the Fourth War.
     
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    has anyone here seen the EXORCIST III? I think it is a GREAT movie. The only problem with it is that it's credibility is taken away by the fact that is is a sequel. The could hav retooled the script and made it a movie on its on merit, without being an EXORCIST sequel, and It would be more highly regarded I think. I think the same could be true for DOMINION, take the great talents of FRANKENHEIMER, CARR, and NEESON, and make an original movie!
    Wow! I should own a studio!
    PITCH MAN: ok here's my idea, weve got john frankenheimer directing a Caleb Carr screenplay, starring Liam Neeson as a priest dealing with a posesssion!
    STUDIO MAN: I love it! That sounds great! What's it called?
    PITCH MAN: EXORCIST 4!
    STUDIO MAN: YUCK. Are you insane?
     

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