‘The Blair Witch Project 3’ Moves Forward Says Eduardo Sanchez

Director of the original thriller is teaming up with Daniel Myrick for a new sequel that will completely ignore ‘Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2’.
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‘The Blair Witch Project 3’ Moves Forward Says Eduardo Sanchez

Director Eduardo Sanchez is moving forward with The Blair Witch Project 3 It has been 12 years since directors Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick made indie horror history with The Blair Witch Project in 1999. Eduardo Sánchez is doing press for his new movie, Lovely Molly, and the director recently revealed he and Daniel Myrick still plan on making The Blair Witch Project 3. Here's what Eduardo Sánchez had to say below, indicating that the ball is currently in Lionsgate's court.

"It's completely up to Lionsgate. Dan and I are ready to do it. We've been toying around with a sequel idea that we really like. It's just a matter of getting our schedules in line and having Lionsgate sign off on the idea. We've been ready to do a Blair Witch movie for a long time. We're as close as we've ever been to making it happen but it's still not a guaranteed thing."

The director also said the sequel will completely disregard Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, the failed 2000 sequel which Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick executive produced.

"I actually liked the sequel but at the same time it exists in a world outside of the movie. So if we want to do a sequel to The Blair Witch Project, we have to stay in that world, which Book of Shadows didn't stay in that world. Book of Shadows created a different world. It's like if the sequel to Jaws started with shots of people lined up to see Jaws in the movie theater. For Book of Shadows it worked in a certain way but to me my biggest gripe with Artisan was you shouldn't have called it 'Blair Witch 2.' It would've been fine to call it Blair Witch Chronicles. It wasn't really a sequel to our movie. So it would be a direct sequel to our film living in that mythology of Burkittsville, being possessed, haunted by something."

The stars of The Blair Witch Project - Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams - will likely return for The Blair Witch Project 3, although not as the main characters.

"The plan is to have them [back]. They're probably not going to be the main characters but they're definitely characters in the sequel."

The Blair Witch Project 3 is in development .

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  • redsails • 2 years ago

    The original Blair Witch Project was one of the best movies ever made. You didn't like it because you didn't get to see "the witch?" That would have ruined it, IMO. That's what made it scary in the first place.

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    • m2 • 4 years ago

      Really?

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      • messenger • 4 years ago

        @2movieguys

        For those of you who don't remember the star of the 2nd BWP is Jeffery Donovan who is in an awesome little show BURN NOTICE and was also in Clint Eastwood's "Changling."

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        • dan1 • 4 years ago

          @2movieguys They died. It was all real.... lol

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          • jakn • 4 years ago

            @2movieguys They were making a doc*mentery in the woods and dissappered.

            lol, jk

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            • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

              "The Blair Princess Project" FROM 1999 is 100% more fitting!!..

              BTW what ever happend to the cast "The Blair Witch Project"..!?

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              • slysnide • 4 years ago

                I wrote a straight 0 star review for the first one for those who wanna know how awful it is.

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                • filmslobby • 4 years ago

                  looking.......................

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                  • filmslobby • 4 years ago

                    definatly nice...............

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                    • jonspidey07 • 4 years ago

                      cool stuff

                      I still have yet to see the first movie

                      I did see TV spots for Blair Witch 2 and it looked awful

                      like really you guys, you made it into an actual movie? and WTF is Book of Shadows doing in here?

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                      • the-crow2k • 4 years ago

                        The only reason i 'liked' this was because both films were hilarious.

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                        • thaphoenix • 4 years ago

                          But...

                          *gathers possessions and exits stage right*

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                          • psychobilly13 • 4 years ago

                            I thought both movies were good.

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                            • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                              Lovely responses

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                              • slysnide • 4 years ago

                                no no no NO NOOOO!!!!

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                                • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                                  ........BTW..Some years later after "Blair Witch" came & went in theaters to DVD,

                                  I was at some flea marktet and stumbled upon a DVD called: "The Last Broadcast" from 1998 ...the box itself was advertised that it was the "Pre-Blair Witch"!. ....'AFTER" watching the film...it was!

                                  The film was a complete knock-off...! I had the "The Last Broadcast" for years, and then lost it...I showed it to everyone and anyone...they all agreed..so "Blair Witch" didn't pave the road for: "Horror doc*mentaries" (or rather, mockumentaries)..!...Just a silly knock-off!.

                                  PS: ..."The Last Broadcast" is a tad better ...!.

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                                  • combatmadness360 • 4 years ago

                                    The First blair witch is f*cking bullsh*t. and blair witch 2, although the ending is HOOORRIBLE, I thought it was a solid film on the whole. although, I know and accept that fact that I am in the minority on that. a third one could be good.

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                                    • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                                      I remember when I 1st saw "The Blair Witch Project" back in 1999 in theaters, at the end credits of the film some; people booed, others like me laughed, while other people actually walked out!

                                      Rented Part 2, and forgot about soon after.!

                                      I thought it was a waste of money. Great marketing campaign ...but a very reprehensible film.!

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                                      • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                        The Blair Witch Project was beyond retarded and boring. Nuff said.

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                                        • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                                          LOL!! Waste of time and money !! hated the 1st "Blair Witch" film...good marketing ..but laughable plot!!

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