Blumhouse founder Jason Blum is feeling positive about The Exorcist: Believer, but less positive about an Insidious / Sinister crossover
Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum is currently doing the press rounds for Insidious: The Red Door, the fifth entry in the company’s supernatural horror franchise, which is set to reach theatres on July 7th – and during an interview with CinePOP, a couple other upcoming Blumhouse projects were mentioned. Blum had positive things to say about one of those projects, The Exorcist: Believer, but wasn’t so positive about a crossover between the Insidious and Sinister franchises, which is something he has discussed in the past.
First, Blum confirmed that The Exorcist: Believer is sticking with its October 13th release date. He told CinePOP the movie is “good and its really scary.”
David Gordon Green, who previously directed a trilogy of Halloween sequels for Blumhouse, has directed The Exorcist: Believer. He also crafted the story with Peter Sattler (Broken Diamonds), then wrote the screenplay with Danny McBride (who wrote all three of the new Halloweens with him) and their Halloween Kills co-writer Scott Teems. Ellen Burstyn reprises the role of Chris MacNeil, the character she played in the 1973 classic The Exorcist (watch it HERE), and Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) plays a a character who tracks down Chris MacNeil after his child becomes possessed. Odom and Burstyn are joined in the cast by Lidya Jewett (Nightbooks), Jennifer Nettles (The Righteous Gemstones), Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Okwui Okpokwasili (Master), and newcomer Olivia Marcum, playing unspecified roles, and Raphael Sbarge (Carnosaur) as a pastor. Original The Exorcist star Linda Blair is in there as well, reprising the role of Chris MacNeil’s daughter Regan.
Then comes the less-than-positive news. When asked if the Insidious / Sinister crossover is going to happen, Blum said, “I think it would be fun, but we need to find the right story. We developed it for a while, but we could never think of a big movie. And I didn’t want to do one just to combine the two franchises. I wanted to make a movie that felt really good. We never had a great idea, but I’m up for it.” So maybe someday we’ll see a movie that deals with both The Further and Bughuul, but it’s not happening anytime soon.
There is already another Insidious movie in the works: Thread: An Insidious Tale, starring Mandy Moore and Kumail Nanjiani.
Are you looking forward to any of the movies mentioned in this article? Insidious: The Red Door, The Exorcist: Believer, the Insidious / Sinister crossover, Thread: An Insidious Tale? Share your thoughts on these projects by leaving a comment below.
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