Schrader's Shelved Exorcist Sequel to See Limited Release in '05

by | December 9, 2004 | Comments

Moviehole chimes in with an exclusive scoop update on Paul Schrader‘s version of "Exorcist: The Beginning": "Why isn’t Paul Schrader’s cut of "The Exorcist: The Beginning" listed as an extras component on the soon-to-be-released DVD? Easy: His version is set to be released as a stand-alone movie all of its own. "Paul is currently in post-production on the movie, as we’re anticipating a limited theatrical release here in the United States sometime in 2005", Morgan Creek told Moviehole this morning." So Schrader’s version was so unwelcome that Morgan Creek hired Renny Harlin to shoot an entirely new film, but now it’s suddenly worthy of a limited release? Weird. But it IS Paul Schrader (writer of "Taxi Driver," director of "Auto Focus") we’re talkiing about, so don’t be surprised if this second version is actually pretty good. (Or at least noticably better than Harlin’s demonic dud.)