You’d be hard pressed to find a director with more willfully distinct genre phases than David Gordon Green. Starting in gorgeous art house films, shifting into string of mock-’80s stoner comedies, then a couple indie Texas dramas and couple based-on-true-stories. (The immediately-forgotten Manglehorn is the outlier in every way.)
With 2018’s Halloween, he pivoted to sequels to old horror classics that already had sequels, and it looks like he’ll be loitering around that territory for a while. He already has two more Halloweens on his card, and he’ll be executive producing and directing on HBO’s Hellraiser series. And now he’s got another guest at his Monster Mash.
According to the Observer, Green is in talks to head up an Exorcist sequel for Halloween‘s Blumhouse Productions.
The original film’s director, William Friedkin, has called the Exorcist II: The Heretic” the “worst piece of shit” and “unwatchable,” also saying, “There isn’t one sequel to The Exorcist that’s worth a bucket of warm spit. The Exorcist II is one of the worst films I’ve ever seen. It’s terrible. I find it worse than terrible; I find it disgusting.”
So at least it will probably be an improvement.