Rupert Wyatt (Planet of the Apes) has come aboard Fox’s ‘The Exorcist‘ pilot to direct. A modern retelling inspired by William Blatty’s ’71’ book. Written by Jeremy Slater, The Exorcist is described as a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil. Wyatt also helmed 2014 pic The Gambler.