The Exorcist TV remake promises to turn heads

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After the Fox show was unveiled at Comic-Con, a poster has been released showing the possessed girl with her head twisted 180 degrees

The Exorcist TV remake promises to turn heads
Devil of a part: Linda Blair in the 1973 film The Exorcist Photograph: Allstar/Warner Bros

A TV adaptation of The Exorcist moved closer as the producers released new artwork on Thursday.

The new poster, first reported by Entertainment Weekly, features an allusion to the original film with a silhouette of a young girl with her head twisted in reverse.

The Fox TV show will be an adaptation of the original 1971 William Peter Blatty novel of the same name.

Fox released a trailer for the new show at last week’s Comic-Con. The show’s creator Jeremy Slater, the writer of last year’s lackluster Fantastic Four, and the cast were also at Comic-Con to answer fan questions.

Actor Ben Daniels will play Father Marcus Brennan on the show. As a fan of the original, he was skeptical about joining the cast but he assured fans at Comic-Con: “It’s not a remake of the original movie. It lives in the real world.”

The original film adaptation is widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films of all time, and it has had a significant influence on pop culture. It is one of the highest-grossing films in history and was nominated for 10 Academy awards.

While the book and film were based on a true story of a 1949 exorcism in St Louis, the TV show follows two priests and a suburban Chicago family who are experiencing what they fear is a demonic presence in their home.

The show is set to debut on Fox on 23 September.

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