‘Blair Witch Project’ Creator Ready For Another
“Blair Witch” creator Eduardo Sanchez revealed that he’s ready to do a third film to resuscitate the franchise’s legacy. The new movie will be unrelated to Artisan’s 2000 flick “Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2,” which Sanchez says, “wasn’t really a sequel to our movie.”
Sanchez and Daniel Myrick co-wrote and directed the revolutionary 1999 horror film, which followed film students investigating a local legend. The pair announced their version of a sequel in 2009, but few new details emerged since.
“It’s completely up to Lionsgate,” Sanchez said of starting production on the film, which he notes is not a guarantee. “It’s just a matter of getting our schedules in line and having Lionsgate sign off on the idea,” he explains.
Myrick and Sanchez’s vision “would be a direct sequel to our film living in that mythology of Burkittsville, being possessed, haunted by something.”
“The Blair Witch Project,” which relied on the now frequently used low-budget, faux-documentary style, made $250 million dollars at the box office. An Internet campaign had the public wondering if the movie’s “found footage” was real or not.
Do you think Sanchez & Co. could recreate the hype for a new “Blair Witch” movie if one ever found its way to theaters?