A sequel to The Last Exorcism was officially announced in January, with Ashley Bell returning as Nell Sweetzer. It has been said that the movie will take place 3 months after the events of the first film and new plot details have been revealed:

Via Bloody Disgusting: "The sequel follows Nell (Bell) who, six months after the first film’s events, has move to a halfway house only to realize that the demon that has ruined her life is still after her! Without giving anything away, the sequel takes an interesting romantic approach that’s spun around Nell’s new boyfriend, Chris (I’m not sure who’s playing the character). A subplot is that Bell is also targeted by a group of rogue Reverends who mean to kill her. The twist is something never before seen in an exorcism film."

Ed Gass-Donnelly (Small Town Murder Songs) is directing, with filming taking place in New Orleans. We previously reported that the title being used on the casting sheet is Beginning of the End – The Last Exorcism II, but it may just be a working title.

While The Last Exorcism was PG-13, the sequel has been designed as an R-rated film. Eli Roth spoke briefly about the rating and the direction this sequel will be taking in January: “…As you can see from other recent films, fans around the world are fascinated by this subject matter, and we want to go deeper and darker this time. The first film worked great as a PG-13 psychological film, but now we want to go R-rated and show the true horror of what this subject matter offers..."