The Exorcist TV remake promises to turn heads

After the Fox show was unveiled at Comic-Con, a poster has been released showing the possessed girl with her head twisted 180 degrees

A TV adaptation of The Exorcist moved closer as the producers released new artwork on Thursday.

The new poster, first reported by Entertainment Weekly, features an allusion to the original film with a silhouette of a young girl with her head twisted in reverse.

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Fox’s The Exorcist is not a remake; check out the new key art https://t.co/5DAIuE0vQe

The Fox TV show will be an adaptation of the original 1971 William Peter Blatty novel of the same name.

Fox released a trailer for the new show at last weeks<a href=”https://www.theguardian.com/culture/comic-con-2016″ data-link-name=”in” body link” class=”u-underline”> Comic-Con. The shows creator Jeremy Slater, the writer of last years lackluster Fantastic Four, and the cast were also at Comic-Con to answer fan questions.

<figcaption class=”caption” caption–img”> A trailer of the new Exorcist TV-show released by Fox at last weeks Comic Con

Actor Ben Daniels will play Father Marcus Brennan on the show. As a fan of the original, he was skeptical about joining the cast but he assured fans at Comic-Con: Its not a remake of the original movie. It lives in the real world.

The original film adaptation is <a href=”https://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/oct/22/exorcist-friedkin-horror” data-link-name=”in” body link” class=”u-underline”>widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films of all time, and it has had a significant influence on pop culture. It is one of the highest-grossing films in history and was nominated for 10 Academy awards.

While the book and film were based on a true story of a 1949 exorcism in St Louis, the TV show follows two priests and a suburban Chicago family who are experiencing what they fear is a demonic presence in their home.

The show is set to debut on Fox on 23 September.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/jul/29/the-exorcist-tv-remake-poster

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