Anthony Hopkins in Another Exorcist Movie: 'The Rite' Trailer
There have been enough exorcism related films recently to fit into their own genre, but that would mean we still have many more to come (which is true). Warner Bros has debuted a trailer on Apple for a movie called The Rite, directed by Mikael Hafstrom (1408), starring Anthony Hopkins as an "exorcism expert" in Italy. I remember writing about this when it first got announced, but I had no clue what to expect - now we know. This has a much more epic feel to it than, say, The Last Exorcism, but I'm still not sure if it'll be any good. At least it has impressive production values, which may count for quite a bit in the end. Check it out!
Watch the first official trailer for Mikael Hafstrom's The Rite:
You can also watch The Rite official trailer in High Definition on Apple
Inspired by true events, follows a skeptical seminary student Michael (Colin O'Donoghue) who reluctantly attends an exorcism school at the Vatican. While there, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas, who introduces him to a darker side of his faith. Also with Ciarán Hinds, Alice Braga, Rutger Hauer, Toby Jones.
The Rite is directed by veteran Swedish filmmaker Mikael Hafstrom, of Evil, Drowning Ghost, Derailed and 1408 previously. The script was written by Michael Petroni, of Queen of the Damned, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and Possession previously. Warner Bros will be bringing The Rite to theaters January 28th.