“If we can give a couple people nightmares, I’ll go to bed a happy man.” – Writer Jeremy Slater
The Exorcist is the latest classic horror film to make the move to the small screen, following the like of Psycho (Bates Motel), Scream, and The Omen (Damien). The show set in Chicago, stars Academy Award winner Geena Davis as Angela Rance, a woman convinced her family, specifically her daughter Casey (Hannah Kasulka) are beset by a demon. As in the film, a pair of priests, one young, one old come to the aid of the family.
Taking classic horror films and turning them into network TV series is the trendy thing nowadays. In some cases it has worked tremendously, as with AMC’s take on Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Bates Motel. In other cases, not so much as Damien (based on the 1976 film The Omen) failed to gain an audience despite following Bates Motel on A&E and was cancelled after one season. FOX is jumping in with perhaps the biggest gamble on adapting a horror staple to the small screen, with The Exorcist coming this fall.
Warner Brothers Pictures has released a new trailer for Pan, the upcoming Peter Pan origins story being released later this year.
The movie tells the story of an orphan boy who finds himself whisked off to Neverland, starting in motion the events that will lead to his eventually becoming the legendary hero himself, the Boy who Wouldn’t Grow Up, Peter Pan.
You can read a full synopsis and check out the new trailer for Pan below.