Mike Flanagan ‘Exorcist’ Movie Gets Release Date Via Universal

Universal has set its new Exorcist movie from Doctor Sleep helmer Mike Flanagan on an appropriate date. The pic from Blumhouse and Morgan Creek will attack theaters on Friday the 13th — March 13, 2026.

The film is described as a “radical new take” on the venerable horror franchise that has been disrupted sleep since 1973. Any potentially head-spinning plot details are being kept under wraps.

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The filmmaker and producers say their new movie is not a sequel to any previous Exorcist film and that it charts a new course for the legendary franchise. The previous movie in the series, The Exorcist: Believer, flailed with just $65.5M U.S./Canada and $136.2M worldwide. That was after NBCUniversal, Peacock and Blumhouse bought the rights from Morgan Creek back for $400M in July 2021. David Gordon Green, the director of that movie, withdrew from the next installment.

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The new pic will be produced by Trevor Macy on behalf of Intrepid Pictures and Flanagan via his new Red Room Pictures banner. John Scherer also will is working on the film on behalf of Intrepid.

The project marks the fourth team-up between Flanagan and Blumhouse. He wrote and directed its Oculus (2013)Hush (2016) and Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016). Along with The Shining-inspired Doctor Sleep, Flanagan has written and directed such films as The Haunting of Hill HouseMidnight Mass and Gerald’s Game along with last year’s Netflix miniseries The Fall of the House of Usher.

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