The Last Exorcism gets picked up for distribution.
Posted by LiveFor on February 15, 2010
German director and AFI grad Daniel Stamm mad the film that was originally called Cotton. It stars Patrick Fabian as a troubled evangelical minister who allows his final exorcism to be filmed by a documentary crew.
Disillusioned by years of defrauding poor believes of their hard-earned cash, evangelical preacher Cotton Marcus decides to put the record straight by producing a spectacular documentary. A letter from Louis, a poor farmer begging for Cotton’s help in driving the devil off his land, gives Cotton the perfect opportunity to expose the phoniness of his ministry. But then he meets Louis’ disturbed young daughter, Nell.
“It’s always great to work with our friend Eli, who has played a key role in establishing Lionsgate in the vanguard of the horror genre,” said Jason Constantine of Lionsgate “‘The Last Exorcism’ feels as close to a real exorcism as anyone would ever want to get — audiences are going to find this movie scary as, well, hell.”
“One of the best written, scariest scripts I’d read in years. It felt totally original with the potential to be terrifying and realistic the way The Exorcist was. Cotton’s a regular guy who wants to come clean, but then he meets Nell and everything he thought was fake is suddenly challenged in a very subtle and truly horrifying way.” said Roth about the script.
Judging from the photo above this could be a rather disturbing looking film.