Back in 1999, the first “The Blair Witch Project” was a true phenomenon – amassing a $250 million worldwide gross from a budget of just $60,000. A year later Hollywood attempted a sequel with a proper budget. The $15 million-budgeted ‘Book of Shadows’ opened to awful reviews and ultimately grossed just $47 million.
Both of the film’s directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez have gone on solo career paths to shoot assorted indie horror films that have often gone direct to video. Sanchez has been getting some traction for his sasquatch feature “Exists” lately, and talking about that film with Dread Central he was also asked about a potential third “Blair Witch”. He says:
“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.”
Both Myrick and Sanchez have commented on the potential of this happening every few years, and so far there’s been little actual evidence of things moving as such.