Deadline reports that former Gambit director Rupert Wyatt will helm the pilot episode of Fox's The Exorcist.
The pilot will be a modern reinvention of the William Peter Blatty's book, following two men "tackling one family's case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil." It it goes to series, the show will be serialized and presumably take a whole season to see the demonic force exorcised.
Blatty's novel was itself based on a 1949 case about a boy from Maryland sent to St. Louis for an exorcism. Blatty moved the events to a setting more familiar to him in Washington D.C. The author later adapted his novel for the 1973 film directed by William Friedkin.