Way back in 1999, a little indie horror flick by the name of The Blair Witch Project, hit the scene. There soon after it exploded into a global phenomenon, found-footage was what everyone wanted and to this day many still do. I loved it, it was definitely an experience and one that I shall never forget.
Then a sequel came along, Book of Shadows, and I just couldn’t get into it. It just wasn’t for me, but I know many of you like it and it has also, in its own right, became some what of a cult classic. Then, it went dead. Fans of the franchise obviously wanted another sequel and the years went by and nothing.
Now, several years later, Lionsgate own the rights to the Blair Witch franchise and basically the ball is in their court, so could we see another sequel? Well, recently Movies.com spoke with co-creator of the franchise, Eduardo Sanchez, about the possibility of another sequel.
When asked if Lionsgate have plans for a sequel to Blair Witch, Sanchez replied with the following;
Lionsgate owns the property, so it’s obviously up to them right now. We’ve been talking to them for the past four or five years about doing it, but there’s nothing really in the works right now with us. But I think you’re right and maybe just being back at Lionsgate will help move things forward on another Blair Witch movie.
Our plan for the sequel is definitely not doing a found-footage movie. It took a while for people to just figure out what Blair had done; I’m not sure why. The film was so experimental and kind of came out of nowhere so people didn’t know what to think of it and weren’t sure if that style could be repeated.
For me personally, I think Blair Witch was so unique for its time it didn’t need any sequels but as fans its just natural for us to clamor for more. So, are you guys interested in more Blair Witch? If so, what would you like to see?