With Game Of Thrones currently thriving on HBO, the idea of turning novels into serialized TV shows—not movies, not miniseries, but full-on, take-all-the-time-you-need series—has become more attractive, and given creators the opportunity to tell big stories without abridgment. According to Vulture, gifted Martha Marcy May Marlene writer-director Sean Durkin is proposing a 10-episode series based on William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist, the source of William Friedkin’s 1973 horror classic. Given all that extra time, Durkin plans to spend more time on the build-up and the aftermath to the eponymous event, and the deep psychic scars that the experience leaves on the family. Since Martha Marcy May Marlene excelled at the whole psychic-scars-left-by-trauma thing, Durkin seems like the right guy to bring this project to fruition.
The Vulture piece notes that Durkin and his producers have not started formally shopping around the idea yet, so we’re guessing this news is part of an effort to stir up enthusiasm among potential viewers. Viewers like… YOU!!! So log onto Friendster or jack into MySpace and make this idea a reality.