'The Exorcist' is getting a sequel


The iconic 1973 horror film "The Exorcist" is getting a sequel.


According to Observer, Blumhouse Productions and Morgan Creek are developing the sequel, with David Gordon Green (Halloween, 2018) said to direct. 

William Friedkin helmed the original "The Exorcist," which became a hit in 1973 and went on to earn $193 million globally, making it the highest grossing, R-rated horror film of all time until it was dethroned by 2017's "It."

The film was based on the novel by William Peter Blatty. It starred Linda Blair as Regan MacNeil, a 12-year old girl who is a victim of a demonic possession.

"The Exorcist" spawned four sequels -- "The Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), "The Exorcist III" (1990), "The Exorcist: The Beginning" (2004), and "Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist" (2005).