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Written by John Squires

It’s been over 40 years since the release of The Exorcist, and though countless imitators have come in its wake, we’ve somehow managed to avoid a remake all these years. As we reported last week, Morgan Creek is apparently planning one, though today brings some clarification about all that.

And the news, for those of you who HATE remakes, is good.

After last week’s news hit the net, The Exorcist director William Friedkin took to Twitter to express his outrage over a remake, and he also noted that he’s pretty sure Morgan Creek doesn’t even have the rights to remake the original film – they made the sequels, but had nothing to do with the 1973 classic.

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Friedkin’s comments led Morgan Creek to issue a public response on Twitter, and the company indicated that they have no plans – despite recent reports – to EVER remake The Exorcist.

For the record, we will never attempt to remake The Exorcist,” Morgan Creek tweeted out on Monday.

And they also sent a tweet directly to Friedkin himself…

Despite what was printed, we can assure you we would NEVER EVER attempt to remake The Exorcist,” they promised the director.

Guys…thank you so much for this,” replied Friedkin. “I really Appreciate it, and your making it public. All best and apologies.”

So there’s that. No remake of The Exorcist in the foreseeable future. Rejoice!

The Exorcist (1973)