“Exorcist” Producer Admits Fear of Taylor Swift After Movie Changes Release Date to Avoid Competition with “Eras” Concert Film

The producer of The Exorcist: Believer recently shared the reasoning behind moving the film’s release date forward. Originally, the horror movie was scheduled to debut on Friday, October 13th, but with Taylor Swift’s announcement of her concert documentary also releasing on the same day, the premiere date was changed to October 6th. In an interview with Variety, Jason Blum admitted that the thought of competing with Taylor Swift was a daunting one, stating, “The one thing that scares me to death is Taylor Swift!” Even though the film had the perfect release date for a scary movie, Blum decided to avoid any conflict with Swift’s film. He even considered playing off of the two films’ coincidental release dates with the potential for an “Exorswift” movement, but ultimately decided against it. Despite the change in release date, Blum believes that viewers will still have the opportunity to see both films.

Ready for it? The Exorcist: Believer's producer has opened up about the decision to move up the film's release date to avoid doing battle with Taylor Swift 's Eras Tour documentary

Are you prepared for this juicy update? The producer of The Exorcist: Believer’s has shared their thoughts on why the release date was shifted, and it has everything to do with avoiding a clash with Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour documentary.

Nightmare fuel: The horror film had been originally set for release on Friday, October 13, but after Swift, 33, announced her plans to drop her concert movie on the same date - Exorcist shifted its premiere date to October 6

The scary movie was supposed to come out on the spooky date of Friday the 13th in October, but singer Swift had a different plan. She announced her own concert film would be released on the same day, so the horror flick moved its premiere up to October 6 instead. This change left some fans feeling unsettled.

Jason humorously attributed the delay in the release date of his film to Taylor’s film, with the hashtag #taylorwins. Taylor, on the other hand, has declared on Instagram that her Eras tour will soon be shown on the big screen, encouraging fans to wear the tour’s attire, friendship bracelets, sing and dance. With movie ticketing websites anticipating a surge in ticket-buying traffic from dedicated Swifties who missed the tour, theaters are preparing to handle the high demand. Sam Wrench, an experienced concert film director, will be directing the Taylor Swift Eras concert tour movie experience. Michael O’Leary, president and CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners, expressed his excitement for the film’s release in theaters, emphasizing that the only way to recreate the worldwide excitement of Taylor Swift’s concerts is through a movie theater experience with immersive visuals, audio, and an enthusiastic crowd of fans.

Funny: Last month Jason Blum jokingly blamed the date shift on Taylor's film, writing on Twitter, 'Look what you made me do!'

Amusing: In the previous month, Jason Blum playfully attributed the change in date to Taylor’s movie, tweeting, ‘Check out what you’ve made me do!’

Return of the OG: Ellen Burstyn is set to reprise her role as Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist: Believer, the first time the Oscar winner has done so since 1973

It’s official: Ellen Burstyn will be making a comeback as Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist: Believer. This marks the first time the Academy Award winner will be reprising her role since 1973.

He commended the singer of Evermore for making her tour inclusive for everyone and acknowledged her concert film’s potential to redefine cinematic experience in theaters. This move presents an excellent chance for enthusiasts to witness a significant cultural event in an easily accessible manner. The Eras tour will persist until 2024, with the popular musician performing in diverse countries such as Mexico, Japan, Australia, South America, Europe before eventually concluding the tour in North America.

Taylor announced on Instagram that, 'The Eras Tour has been the most meaningful, electric experience of my life so far and I'm overjoyed to tell you that it'll be coming to the big screen soon'

Taylor Swift recently shared on her Instagram that The Eras Tour has been the most meaningful and electrifying experience of her life so far. Fans will be thrilled to know that they can soon catch this incredible concert on the big screen. In other exciting news, Ellen Burstyn, the Oscar-winning actress, is all set to reprise her iconic role as Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist: Believer. This latest installment in the Exorcist film franchise sees Leslie Odom Jr. playing the role of Victor Fielding, a distraught father seeking Chris’ help after his daughter is possessed by a demon. The Exorcist: Believer is set to debut on October 6th, while fans of Taylor Swift can catch her concert film, The Eras Concert, in theaters across the country on Friday, October 13th.

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