The Exorcist: Deceiver release date has been delayed as it has been taken off Universal Pictures’ upcoming release calendar.
The news comes alongside the departure of director David Gordon Green, who directed 2023’s The Exorcist: Believer and was set to helm the rebooted trilogy like he did for Halloween. Now, a search is on for a new director for the upcoming installment by Universal and Blumhouse. It was originally set to be released on April 18, 2025.
Green will stay busy, though, as he’s currently working on the movie Nutcrackers with Ben Stiller and on The Righteous Gemstones Season 4.
What was The Exorcist: Believer about?
“Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding has raised their daughter, Angela on his own,” reads the synopsis. “But when Angela and her friend Katherine, disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.”
The Exorcist: Believer is the direct sequel to the original horror feature, which was adapted from William Peter Blatty’s novel. David Gordon Green directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Scott Teems, Danny McBride, and Peter Sattler. The film sees the return of Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn, who was joined by Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Raphael Sbarge, and Jennifer Nettles, with newcomers Lidya Jewett and Olivia Marcum.
The sequel was produced by Jason Blum, David Robinson, and James Robinson, with Green, McBride, Couper Samuelson, and Stephanie Allain having executive produced. It was a co-production between Blumhouse and Morgan Creek Production.