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'The Exorcist' Back To Haunt Small Screen

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Nov 16, 2009 | 9:24am EST

Horror classic The Exorcist is coming back to possess a new audience -- it's to be remade into a new TV miniseries.

The 1973 film, about a young girl who is possessed by a demon, was directed by William Friedkin and based on William Peter Blatty's book of the same name.

Now, 36 years after the movie's release, the author reveals that a small-screen version is in the works -- and Friedkin has agreed to take charge.

Blatty refuses to go into further detail, but tells horror-film magazine Cemetery Dance, "Billy Friedkin has agreed to direct."

The Exorcist film landed 10 Oscar nominations when it was released, winning Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound.

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