The Blair Witch franchise appears to be at a standstill, although co-creators Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez want to make prequels
In 1999, directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez rocked the world The Blair Witch Project (Look at it HERE), a low-budget film that was a huge box-office hit, leading to a poorly received sequel that was released the following year, and a sequel that most moviegoers ignored when it hit theaters in 2016. Sánchez is currently doing the press rounds for him the horror anthology Satanic Hispanics, to which he contributed and which is slated to hit theaters on September 14. While Sánchez was doing his part in fueling the hype for this film, he sat down for an interview with the film Kult FM podcast, and during that conversation he didn’t just talk about the unmade Blair witch Prequels he and Myrick had in mind, though, also said that – as far as he knows – there aren’t any new ones Blair witch Projects in progress at Lionsgate.
Speaking of the franchise’s untapped potential, Sánchez said: “This power has no morals, you cannot argue with it. It’s just this thing that sometimes it helps people get out of the woods and there’s always a reason for it, sometimes it kills people, sometimes it takes over them, sometimes it cuts them out, sometimes it kills kids. It’s this very thing that stirs things up and likes to mess things up. As for the Blair Witch, this thing existed in our mythology long before it was called the Blair Witch. Native Americans lived with this thing long before Europeans came here. (Myrick and I) probably wrote a (prequel) to our film more than ten years ago. Lionsgate paid us and it was real, ‘We’ll let you guys write a script.’ We were really proud of the script and Lionsgate really loved the script, they just didn’t want to spend it – it was a bit too expensive for them were able to put it into practice. I understand why they hesitated. But we wrote that script and it had a lot of Native American influence like you see this guy on a horse and there was even a scene that gave away the origin of the stick figures and why the stick figures were there. … That was the original idea for the Blair Witch films, we wanted to jump around in time. If we were able to do that we would have gone back and written the Elly Kedward story which was the original Blair witch who would have had a lot of Native American influence, at least some Native American characters. Then we wanted to do a Rustin Parr story. We wanted to do these historical horror movies and then do a sequel sometime six or ten years later. But unfortunately it just didn’t work out for us.“
We’ve heard rumors for the past year that Lionsgate is interested in returning to the world of the Blair witch. In fact, there was a listing from Production Weekly earlier in the year that hinted at a new product Blair witch The film was set to be directed by Oliver Park, who previously directed the 2022 horror film The offercontributed to the anthology A Night of Horrors: Nightmare Radioand directed an episode of the show Strange Events. But Sánchez told Cult FM that while he admitted there was a chance he would be the last to find out, he doesn’t think there’s anything new Blair witch projects in progress. There were meetings with filmmakers and many pitches for films or TV shows, but none got the green light.
If a new one Blair witch It is unlikely that a film or TV show will be produced by Myrick and Sánchez. Sánchez doesn’t think Lionsgate is interested in the ‘old greats’ coming back. They’re looking for new filmmakers to grab attention or someone who’s just had a hit. So don’t expect Myrick and Sánchez to ever get a chance to direct their Elly Kedward or Rustin Parr movies.
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