Last weekend, it premiered in theaters around the world. The Exorcist: Believer, a reboot/sequel of the original classic The Exorcist from 1973, by the filmmaker David Gordon Greenand the studies Universal Pictures y Blumhouse.
The titled in our country The Exorcist: Believersmarks the first installment of a new trilogy in The Exorcist franchise, which is being relaunched Halloween-style from the same studios and director.
How did the launch of Believers? The legacy sequel had a box office opening of $27.2 million dollars in the United States of 3,663 movie theaters, where it ranked first, and others $17.8 million in the international box office, for a overall total of $45 MDD.
The budget of Believer was $30 million, and although its global opening box office would seem somewhat positive, another important factor must be taken into account: Universal Pictures paid $400 million for the distribution rights to the new trilogy. Critics have not had a good reception for the film either.
Will this put the next two installments of the trilogy into play?
The plot brings back By Ellen Burstyn, returning to his character from the original film, Chris MacNeil, who appears in this recent installment to provide help to a new group of characters, since it is not one but two girls possessed by a demonic entity. Leslie Odom Jr. He plays the father of one of the possessed little girls, who enlists the help of the aforementioned Chris MacNeil to understand what is happening with his daughter and her best friend.
The cast is completed Ann Dowd (Hereditary, The Handmaid’s Tale), Lydia Jewett (Nightbooks), Raphael Sbarge (Gaslit), Okwoi Okpokwasili (Agatha: Coven of Chaos), Olivia Marky Jennifer Nettles.
“Since the death of his pregnant wife in an earthquake in Haiti 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom, Jr.) has raised his daughter Angela (Lidya Jewett) alone.
But when Angela and her friend Katherine (Olivia Marcum) disappear into the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, a chain of events is unleashed that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in their terror and desperation, searching for the only person alive who has witnessed something like this before.”
Green wrote the script with Peter Sattler (Camp X-Ray, Broken Diamonds), from a story by Green, Scott Teems (Halloween Kills) y Danny McBride (Halloween).
Jason BlumDavid Robinson, James G. Robinson are producers, with David Gordon Green, Stephanie Allen, Danny McBride, Couper Samuelson, Christopher H. Warner, and Atilla Salih Yücer serving as executive producers.