Co-directors Ed Sanchez and Dan Myrick recently spoke about the tenth anniversary of Blair Witch Project and a new film in the series.
“Between Dan and me and the Haxan guys that did the original Blair Witch, we are about as far along on a sequel idea as we’ve ever been,” said Sanchez. “This is the first idea that Dan and I have really latched onto that we thought, ‘It would be cool.’ It’s a completely different kind of film, but we think it’s in the original spirit of the first one.”
“We’ve been working on an idea and it’s a concept that we like a lot,” added Myrick. “I can’t say anything about it now. Ed and I feel that the timing is right and enough time has gone by that the backlash to Blair Witch has kind of subsided and a new generation of kids are out to embrace a Blair Witch franchise on the merits of the movie itself rather than it trying to live up or be what the first film was, which it never will be. Our hope is that the sequel will stay within the mythology that we created in the first film and stand on its own two feet; just be a good, cool, thoughtful scary movie that resurrects a franchise that we feel very close to. Hopefully Lionsgate will agree and want to move forward on it.”
“Everybody that I’ve talked to wants the prequel, that story of the witch,” said Sanchez. “We still want to make that, but the powers that be will not let that happen right now. If we do the sequel and it makes some money and there’s motivation to do another one, then maybe we can push the prequel a little bit.”