Are you ready for another of your favourite TV shows to be rebooted (and potentially ruined) on the small screen? Well, it has now been confirmed that Fox – the network behind the critically panned Minority Report series – have ordered a pilot of The Exorcist, and there really isn’t a long list of reasons to be excited about this one as things currently stand.

While their take on the 1971 book 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,” the worrying news here is that the pilot is being written by Jeremy Slater, one of the scribes of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot.

We don’t know exactly how much of his work ended up in the final product to be fair, but his only other movie script – The Lazarus Effect – has a rating of only 13% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Exorcist was obviously a hit film back in 1973 (grossing an impressive $232 million at the time), and attempts to follow that really haven’t gone particularly well. How this version will fare remains to be seen, but an exorcist drama which is currently generating a lot of positive buzz is Outcast, a series hailing from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman!

UPDATE: Our old friend Craig Skinner has some more exclusive info on the project here.