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There’s a new fad in the horror genre: The “Novel Turned Film Turned TV Show”.

First Robert Bloch’s novel Psycho became Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho, and is now A&E’s series Bates Motel.

Then Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lecter books were made into a vaguely connected series of films–about half of which were quite good. The first novel, Red Dragon, was adapted into two films: Michael Mann’s Manhunter, and Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon–and is now the basis for NBC’s new cult series Hannibal.

And it seems likely that William Peter Blatty‘s brilliant novel The Exorcist–which became William Friedkin‘s groundbreaking film The Exorcist, will now become somebody’s TV series The Exorcist.

The project is still looking for a network to call home. Little else is known except that Fantastic Four reboot scribe Jeremy Slater will be working on it, and Roy Lee of Bates Motel is attached to executive produce.

Source: Coming Soon

Category: Film, TV

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