Universal Pictures and Blumhouse have decided to change the release date of The Exorcist: Believer following the announcement that a theatrical version of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour would be hitting theaters that same week.
According to Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum, The Exorcist: Believer will now be released on October 6 instead of October 13, which is when The Eras Tour film is dropping.
“Look what you made me do. The Exorcist: Believer moves to 10/6/23,” Blum tweeted with the hashtag #TaylorWins.
Look what you made me do.
The Exorcist: Believer moves to 10/6/23#TaylorWins
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) August 31, 2023
It’s certainly a wise move by Blumhouse, as presales for Taylor Swift: Eras Tour have shattered previous AMC records by already racking up $26 million in sales. According to Variety, exhibitors privately believe a $100 million-plus opening weekend is possible.
The Eras Tour, which Swift has been embarking on all summer, has reportedly generated close to $5 billion in consumer spending in the United States alone since it began in March.
As for The Exorcist: Believer, the film is directed by David Gordon Green, who has previously helmed films such as Pineapple Express, Joe, Stronger, and the recent Halloween trilogy.
Gordon Green is also a prolific television director, working on projects such as Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals, The Righteous Gemstones, Dickinson, Mythic Quest, and The Sex Lives of College Girls.
As for the cast, The Exorcist: Believer stars Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, Lidya Jewett, Olivia Marcum, and will feature the return of original Exorcist star Ellen Burstyn. Gordon Green is also set to direct the sequel, The Exorcist: Deceiver, which is currently scheduled to release in 2025.
Check out the official trailer for The Exorcist: Deceiver — which you likely saw at some point this summer if you went to the theaters to check out Oppenheimer or Talk To Me — below.