The influence of Taylor Swift is undeniably strong. It has even impacted producer Jason Blum, prompting him to reschedule the release of his film “The Exorcist: Believer” to avoid any competition with Swift’s concert film.
Blum elaborated on his rationale during an interview with EW, providing insightful explanations for his decisions.
Taylor Swift is an artist who elicits a strong reaction, and it seems that Blum shares this sentiment. The impact of her music and persona can be quite intense, striking fear in some individuals.
“We had this amazing Friday the 13th in October, which is the single best day to release a scary movie,” said Blum. no doubt shaking his head. He originally paid homage by writing the tag #Exorswift” on Twitter when the Eras announcement came out.
Later that same day, things changed. “Look what you made me do,” Blum wrote, quoting a Swift song. “The Exorcist: Believer moves to 10/6/23 #TaylorWins.”
“Obviously, we decided to move away from that [date] and we humbly gave in to Taylor Swift,” Blum explained. “It was too risky to see if ‘Exorswift’ would be successful or not. However, people will still have the opportunity to experience Exorswift, so maybe we can have the best of both worlds.”
Prepare to be captivated by the supernatural thriller, “The Exorcist: Believer,” featuring a talented cast of rising stars. Lidya Jewett and Olivia O’Neill deliver chilling performances as children tormented by demonic forces. Joining them is the esteemed Leslie Odom Jr., portraying Jewett’s character’s father, who embarks on a terrifying journey to save his family. Ann Dowd adds depth to the story as a nurse entangled in this haunting tale. Brace yourself for an unforgettable cinematic experience filled with suspense and remarkable acting prowess. Get excited as Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn makes a triumphant return to the iconic role of Chris MacNeil, captivating audiences once again. In this highly anticipated “Believer” film helmed by the talented David Gordon Green, Burstyn brings her undeniable talent and experience to reignite the character that made her famous in William Friedkin’s original masterpiece.
“I really give credit to David Gordon Green for that,” Blum says. “He was able to make Jamie Lee Curtis comfortable during 2018’s Halloween, and David succeeded in getting Ellen to feel comfortable joining us in this adaptation of her iconic movie.”