Movie Premiere Press Release - Exorcist: the Beginning


Seeing Stars: Movie Premiere


   August 12, 2004 05:17 PM US Eastern Timezone 

   Exorcist: The Beginning World Premiere
  Wednesday, August 18, 2004


   WHAT:     Warner Bros. Pictures presents, a Morgan Creek production, 
             Exorcist: The Beginning, directed by RENNY HARLIN and 
             CORUPCO.  The film is produced by JAMES G. ROBINSON, 
             executive produced by GUY McELWAINE and DAVID C. ROBINSON.  
             Story by WILLIAM WISHER and CALEB CARR, screenplay by ALEXI 
             HAWLEY.  Music by TREVOR RABIN.

   WHEN:     Wednesday, August 18th                                      
             Crew Arrivals:  5:30 PM 
             Celebrity Arrivals:  6:30 PM                      
             Screening 7:30 PM

   WHERE:    Grauman's Chinese Theatre                         
             6925 Hollywood Blvd.   
             Hollywood, CA   

             director RENNY HARLIN and producers JAMES G. ROBINSON, GUY 
             McELWAINE and DAVID C. ROBINSON will be joined by celebrity 
             guests to be announced. 

             Father Lankester Merrin thinks that he has glimpsed the face
             of Evil.  In the years following World War II, Merrin 
             (STELLAN SKARSGARD) is relentlessly haunted by memories of 
             the unspeakable brutality perpetrated against the innocent 
             people of his parish.  In the wake of all he has seen, both 
             his faith in his fellow man and his faith in the Almighty 
             have deserted him.  Merrin has traveled far from his native 
             Holland in a desperate attempt to escape the horrors that he
             witnessed there.  While drifting through Cairo, he is 
             approached by a collector of rare antiquities to join a 
             British archeological excavation in the remote Turkana 
             region of Kenya.  They have unearthed a Christian Byzantine 
             church in inexplicably pristine condition.  The collector 
             wants Merrin, an Oxford-educated archeologist, to find an 
             ancient relic hidden within the church before the British 
             discover it.  But beneath the church, something much older 
             sleeps, waiting to be awoken.  Madness descends upon the 
             local villagers and the contingent of British soldiers sent 
             to guard the excavation.  Merrin watches helplessly as the 
             atrocities of war are repeated against another innocent 
             village -- atrocities he had prayed never to see again.  In 
             the place where Evil was born, Merrin will finally see its 
             true face.

                 - Your coverage of this event is invited -
                Press Credentials will be issued at the event

    Exorcist: The Beginning will be released on August 20, 2004 by Warner
          Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and
                internationally by Warner Bros. Pictures and
                         Morgan Creek International.

     Exorcist: The Beginning has been rated "R" by the MPAA for "strong
     violence and gore, disturbing images and rituals, and for language
                      including some sexual dialogue." Keyword: Exorcist The Beginning

      Contacts: Warner Bros. PicturesBroadcast: Alison Branch, 818-954-6513Print: Jeff Hare, 818-954-6292
      Photo: Michael Taylor, 818-954-6585Online: Brenda Falitz, 818-954-6676

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