Is one in the works or what?
Talk of a second sequel to The Blair Witch Project comes in cycles. First it’s rumored to be a period piece, then a direct follow-up and so on and so on…but nothing ever comes to fruition. The clucking has been renewed and rather than fan the flames, the fellas at Dread Central put their relationship with Daniel Myrick (co-creator of the film) to good use and requested some truth.
Is a sequel on the way? Myrick says he’s been brainstorming an idea with partner Ed Sanchez. That’s about it.
Over at the BBC News, he says, “Ideally, each Blair Witch film would be a completely different kind of movie. We’ve thought about doing a film that takes place in the late 1700s and looks like a [Stanley] Kubrick movie with gritty looking people and lighting. But now, we’re thinking about going back and and seeing what happened directly after the first film finished. I think it will have some kind of video element in it, but it won’t be a first person hand-held movie.”
Myrick and Sanchez have respectively been at work on their own projects since The Blair Witch Project struck in 1999. Myrick recently helmed The Objective and Sanchez has Seventh Moon on the way. It’ll be released on DVD by Ghost House Underground and Lionsgate on October 6.