Rumours persist about the troubled production of Paul Schrader’s The Exorcist IV: The Beginning. It seems producers Morgan Creek are unhappy with the high-on-theology, low-on-projectile vomit cut the director has delivered, but with Schrader refusing to leave the project and the cost of reshoots in Africa massive, a stand-off has emerged. Schrader took over the project after John Frankenheimer died, and it seems amazing that the studio money men expected a fast-moving horror thriller from the writer of Raging Bull and Taxi Driver... but that’s Hollywood for you. The release date has now been put back to next year. This is all somewhat reminiscent of the fight William Peter Blatty had over his vision of Exorcist 3 (which he lost).