Last Exorcism Sequel Planned

Damien Chazelle will write the script...

Last Exorcism Sequel Planned

by James White |
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Given that horror thriller The Last Exorcism made $62.5 million worldwide from a thrifty budget of $1.6 million, it’s not really a surprise to report that a sequel is now in the works.

The film, which also scored Best Horror against the likes of Let Me In and Paranormal Activity 2 at our own awards ceremony, was a found footage gem that saw troubled evangelical preacher Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) inviting a documentary crew along to his final exorcism to finally reveal that the practice is fake.

But when they arrive at the family home of farmer Louis Sweetzer (Louis Herthum), who has called Marcus in to help his daughter Nell (Ashley Bell), they all discover a lot more than they bargained for…

While Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland wrote the script for the first movie, the job of penning the sequel has been handed to rising newcomer scribe Damien Chazelle. He only has one produced feature film credit to his name, called Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, which is a small movie musical he adapted from his own thesis project and with which he scored a place at the Tribeca Film Festival. Since then, he’s sold a variety of scripts, including Hitchcockian thriller Grand Piano and The Claim, which sees a single father trying to rescue his kidnapped daughter from another couple, and which landed on the 2010 Black List. If you weren't already annoyed at him, he's still only 25.

There’s no word on what the new Exorcism outing will actually be called, or what it will be about, but we’re going to guess evil spirits or demons will feature heavily.

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