Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Script

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Year:2005
Director:Paul Schrader
Written by:William Wisher Jr. (Writer), Caleb Carr (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin focuses his energies on helping with an archaeological dig in the northern part of Kenya. There, the crew uncovers a church that predates Christian missions into the area, but the discovery also causes strange events to start occurring -- including physical changes to a young, disabled boy, whom Merrin grows to suspect has been possessed by a demon.
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William Peter Blatty Scripts

Mainstream success is often thwarted when a director decides to make a religious film. For the most part, these films are focused at ‘specialty audiences’ that choose their films out of a sense of pious duty instead of interest. However, there are a small amount of directors who are able to bring religion into a cinematic perspective and create a film that funnels crowds of religious and non-religious people alike. Some examples include Mel Gibson with his highly successful Passion of the Christ (2004) and Cecil B. DeMille’s groundbreaking epic The Ten Commandments (1956). These films attempted to show the beauty and power of God in all its cinematic artistry.

On the flip side of the coin are directors like William Peter Blatty who have taken ideas from religion to show a much darker vision to audiences. With his first novel, Blatty was able to take one of the scariest characters from biblical text and turn it into a terrifyingly cinematic monster. The result was the notoriously frightening film entitled The Exorcist (1973). The film launched Blatty into success not only because the film was frightening but also because it was based on an actual occurrence.

When Blatty was in college, he read in a newspaper about a young boy who was demon possessed in the local area. The story intrigued him for years and inspired the film that is now considered a masterpiece. After this film came many other films including The Exorcist 3: Legion (1990) which Blatty directed, and the most recent exorcism film Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005). While Blatty has written, starred in and directed many films to date, these are the films that he will most likely be remembered for in the future and will be a great influence to film makers yet to come.

Filmography

(2005) Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Script

(2004) Exorcist: The Beginning Script

(1990) The Exorcist III: Legion Script (Requires Subscription)

(1990) The Ninth Configuration Script (Limited Release/For Purchase)

(1973) The Exorcist Script

(1970) Darling Lili Script (Original Script for Purchase)

(1969) The Great Bank Robbery

(1967) Gunn

(1966) What Did You Do in the War Daddy?

(1965) Promise Her Anything

(1965) John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Script (Torrent Download)

(1964) A Shot in the Dark

(1963) The Man From the Diner’s Club