Director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) is gearing up for his next horror thriller with Deliver Us from Evil, starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn and Joel McHale. The premise is as follows: "New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city." The film is based on real-life detective Sarchie's book, Beware the Night.

Deliver's release date was recently bumped up from the January (2015) dumping grounds to the much more lush date of July 2, 2014, i.e. Independence Day weekend, a clear sign of faith from the studio, and hopefully, quality. As the hype begins, the folks over at Bloody Disgusting have exclusively obtained the first two stills from the movie:

[via BloodyDisgusting]