THE RITE. THE LAST EXORCISM. THE DEVIL INSIDE. Hollywood is just determined to revive the exorcism genre. Unfortunately for us they can’t seem to get it right!! Well they’re gonna try again, anyway with a sequel to the 2010 film, THE LAST EXORCISM. The as of yet untitled sequel has also picked up a director, Ed Gass-Donnelly. The only interesting thing here to note in that the sequel is going to be R-rated (the original was PG-13).
According to Deadline.com. Ashley Bell is returning to reprise her role as Nell Sweetzer, and Eli Roth is again gonna produce:
The original picture centered on a charlatan exorcist facing a crisis of conscience who invites a documentary crew on his final exorcism where he comes across the possessed Nell. I’ve been told the sequel will pick up three months after that film left off, although further story details are being kept under wraps. Delivery is expected for late 2012.
Eli Roth adds:
Obviously with the title of the first one we had not planned on a sequel, but we love the story and subject matter and had what we feel is an inspired idea to continue it. As you can see from other recent films, fans around the world are fascinated by this subject matter, and we want to go deeper and darker this time.
Well I am intrigued to see what they do with an R-rating, but overall I’m not excited by this news at all. At All.
More as it develops.