One of the horror cinema surprises of 2023 was proposed by The Pope’s Exorcistwhich upon its theatrical release in April of that year, surprised and convinced the audience with a story centered on the exorcisms conducted by Father Gabriele Amorth (played by Russell Crowe), a real-life father, who served the Pope and the Vatican for years.

With the good reception of the audience, and a global box office of $76.9 million dollars against a budget of $18 million dollars, Screen Gems of Sony Pictures began making plans to launch a sequel, which was already being talked about in the summer of 2023.

However, it wasn't until this week that it was announced that Screen Gems has officially given the green light to the development of a sequel to the The Pope's Exorcist.

The film's producer, Jeff Katz, announced the news on X/Twitter saying:

“Amorth Nation: I just got the call. It's officially happening! Thank you to the amazing fans of #ThePopesExorcist. You made this happen. Put gas in your Lambretta and get ready to travel.”

The Pope's Exorcist focuses on the stories of Father Amorth, known as “the legendary Italian father who performed more than 100,000 exorcisms for the Vatican.”

And when it comes to films based on a character who, according to reports, performed more than 100,000 exorcisms for the Pope and the Vatican, there is a lot of material that could be subject to a big screen adaptation, so if the studio comes alive, You could have a new horror franchise on your hands.

Father Gabriele Amorth passed away in 2016, at 91 years of age.

Screen Gems is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures, known for producing projects often in the horror, thriller, and science fiction genres.

The first installment was directed by Julius Avery (Overlord) with script written by Michael Petroni y Evan Spiliotopoulosfrom a story by Petroni, R. Dean McCrearyy Chester Hastings, adapted from the real cases of Father Amorth. The producers were Doug Belgrad, Michael Patrick Kaczmarek, Jeff Katz and Eddie Siebert.


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