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WIRE Buzz: The Exorcist getting resurrected; Bill & Ted face new guide; more

By James Comtois
The Exorcist

Break out the pea soup and the holy water; The Exorcist is getting a makeover.

In a story from Deadline about Rachel Weisz starring in and executive producing a gender-swapped reimagining of David Cronenberg's 1988 cult classic film Dead Ringers, it's oh-so casually mentioned in passing near the end that Morgan Creek is set to reboot William Friedkin's classic horror film.

Apart from the production company eyeing a 2021 theatrical release for its reboot of the 1973 iconic horror flick, the report didn't provide any additional details. The original film tells the story of a young girl who becomes possessed by a demon (as demonstrated by her ability to spin her head in a full circle, spit up pea soup on command, and float above the covers of her bed), and the two priests who give their lives to compel the demon back to hell.

After the original film spawned two direct sequels, The Exorcist II: The Heretic in 1977 and The Exorcist III in 1990, Morgan Creek released two prequels: Renny Harlin’s Exorcist: The Beginning in 2004 and Paul Schrader's Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist in 2005. In 2016, Fox aired a TV series of The Exorcist that ran for two seasons.

(via Bloody Disgusting)

Greetings, my excellent friends. With Bill & Ted about to face the music this month in their first cinematic adventure in nearly 30 years, the fine folks at Orion Pictures have graced us with a new clip of their forthcoming film. 

In this latest clip for Bill & Ted Face the Music, our two most excellent heroes Bill S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) are greeted by Kelly (Kristen Schaal), the daughter of their previous guide through time, Rufus (played in the first two films by the late George Carlin). When Bill and Ted are told they need to join Kelly in the future, neither they, nor their daughters (Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine) know what to expect. 

Check out the clip below. 

In addition, the studio has also released some Bill & Ted Face the Music-themed Zoom backgrounds to make your video meetings seem more businessy and professional. (Cue excited air guitar solo!)

In Bill & Ted Face the Music, our eponymous heroes are now middle-aged dads who, along with their daughters, embark on a new adventure to seek the song that will bring harmony in the universe. The film also stars Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Holland Taylor, Kid Cudi, Anthony Carrigan, Jillian Bell, Beck Bennett, William Sadler, Hal Landon Jr., and Amy Stoch.

Bill & Ted Face the Music will be released on demand and in theaters on Aug. 28.

And finally, while we await Jurassic World: Dominion, the next installment in the Jurassic Park film series, we can still visit the park via Minecraft. Wait, did we say “visit?” We actually meant “run.” 

That’s right. Through the new Jurassic World module for Minecraft, players can manage the most ill-conceived yet mind-bogglingly awesome idea for a luxury resort...namely, one populated with living dinosaurs (seriously, this idea has simultaneously been the best and worst idea since its inception). As park manager, players can craft and train dinosaurs, build exhibits, and solve problems. Players can also go on expeditions to discover dinosaur DNA. 

Welcome to Jurassic World!

The module features 21 skins and more than 60 dinosaurs, including hybrids.

See how long you can keep the park open before nature finds a way. The Jurassic World mod is available on Minecraft Marketplace.