“Exorcist” Inspired Project In Development
Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolschnd, directors of the horror movie Starrey Eyes, have agreed to helm and rewrite The Exorcism Diaries, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The project, from Lionsgate / Summit Entertainment, is based on the allegedly true story that inspired The Exorcist.
The tale, which is being adapted from Mark Opsasnick’s book The True Story Behnind The Exorcist : A Study of The Haunted Boy and Other True Life Horror Legends from Around the Nation’s Capital, tells of a young woman who discovers that her brother’s violent behaviour can be traced back to one of the most infamous exorcisms.
This project has been in development for some time. Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard, the screenwriters of Oculus, came up with the screenplay.
Starry Eyes, released last year, concerns a budding young actress who moves to Hollywood and finds herself in the wrong side of a Satanic cult.