In Case You Missed It: Manson, The Exorcist, Underworld


We don't cover a lot of the bigger, more mainstream horror stories very often on the DW. It's not really what this site is about. but today we are feeling rather saucy. Maybe it's the Blue Moon White IPA or the fact the Mets resigned Yoenis Cespedes but we are feeling rather randy on this snow filled afternoon, so let's write about a few things that were reported on other sites days ago!


In a story in the Hollywood Reporter and re-posted pretty much everywhere, Fox announced a couple of days ago that they have ordered a pilot based on The Exorcist. Based on the 1971 book of the same name by William Peter Blatty, the film is an institution. One of the greatest horror films ever made. Even douchy Brooklyn hipster elitists can't deny the power and genius of the William Friedkin directed film. The pilot will be written by Jeremy Slater, who wrote one of the 30 or so terrible Fantastic Four films - I'm too lazy to look up which one. Slater will also executive produce along with David Robinson, James Robinson, and Barbara Wall for Morgan Creek Productions and 20th Century Fox TV.


Marilyn Manson is set to make a guest appearance on the WGN witch based series "Salem." Manson will guest as Thomas Dinley "a barber and a surgeon who is the go to man in Salem, from a shave and a haircut to being leeched, bled, sliced open, or sewn up." Manson has previously guest starred on both "Sons of Anarchy" and "Eastbound and Down" along with a few other acting gigs along the way, so he's no stranger to the screen.


The Exorcist isn't the only film property that seems to be headed to the small screen. In an interview with the good folks over at Collider, Underworld main man Les Wiseman spoke of the possibility of continuing the Underworld saga in television.

"Yes, there’s been a lot of conversations and even development on what that series would be. It’s really appropriate for television, in terms of how those characters can really tie in, but also become something new. It’s really an attractive space. I don’t want to put a date on it because then that’s going to be printed and it might not happen in that timeframe, but it is a thought."

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