"We've met before..."
Just in case there was any confusion, it now seems clear that this demon is the same one Chris MacNeil faced all those years ago in William Friedkin's original horror masterpiece.
Blumhouse and Universal (via FearHQ.com) have released a brand-new trailer for David Gordon Green's (The recent Halloween revival trilogy) The Exorcist: Believer, and it finds Ellen Burstyn's returning protagonist coming face-to-face with a pair of possessed young girls.
The inhabiting demon (though there may be two?) doesn't give its name, but the fact that he remembers Chris' daughter, Regan, means it is very likely the powerful entity known as Pazuzu.
We have heard rumors that Linda Blair is also set to reprise her role as Regan, but Green declined to confirm as much during a recent interview.
Believer will serve as a direct sequel to The Exorcist (whether it ignores the events of the other movies remains to be seen), as MacNeil is called in to help when two pre-teen girls (Lidya Jewett and Olivia Marcum) are found after a supposed kidnapping in a state of "synchronized possession."
Check out the terrifying new trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments section down below.
"Exactly 50 years ago this fall, the most terrifying horror film in history landed on screens, shocking audiences around the world. Now, on Friday, October 13, a new chapter begins. From Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green, who shattered the status quo with their resurrection of the Halloween franchise, comes The Exorcist: Believer.
Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Tony winner and Oscar nominee Leslie Odom, Jr.; One Night in Miami, Hamilton) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett, Good Girls) on his own. But when Angela and her friend Katherine (newcomer Olivia Marcum), 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 also stars Ann Dowd as Victor and Angela’s neighbor, and Jennifer Nettles and Norbert Leo Butz as the parents of Katherine, Angela’s friend.
The movie is set to hit theaters on October 13, with sequel, The Exorcist: Deceiver, arriving on April 18, 2025.