With how popular the found footage sub-genre has become since The Blair Witch Project arrived in 1999, making an astonishing $248.6 million worldwide on a tiny $60,000 budget, one would think more sequels than that one that shall not be named would have been made by now.
A third movie in the franchise has been whispered about from time to time over the years, and now one of the original’s directors is saying a new sequel is “inevitable.”
You can see what he had to say below.
Speaking to Dread Central about his upcoming Bigfoot movie Exists, Eduardo Sanchez, who directed the first Blair Witch with Daniel Myrick, had this to say about a potential new sequel:
“We have been talking to Lionsgate and there has been a little bit of movement but nothing is concrete. The film seems inevitable to me, but really it’s just a matter of it being the right time. I’m thinking it’s going to happen sooner than later at this point, but I always say that. There’s always rumblings and certain ideas being pushed around and such. While I don’t have anything firm to talk about now, it wouldn’t surprise me if something happened within the next year or two.”
Personally, I think the “right time” may have already passed. I’m a big fan of found footage movies—even some of the bad ones—but clearly most people have been sick of them for some time now.
That said, a proper sequel done in the same vein as the original could still be a lot of fun if handled correctly, especially for longtime fans.
Would you be interested in The Blair Witch Project 3, and if so, what would you like to see in it?