There are reports that there is another chapter in The Blair Witch Project film series being developed in Hollywood. Are you ready for another sequel in this ground-breaking horror genre? Before we delve into the details of what could be coming to theaters soon, let’s check out the original theatrical trailer.
The film industry refers to this type of genre as “found footage.” No matter how we refer to it, the original 1999 The Blair Witch Project movie was absolutely ground-breaking. According to Wikipedia.com, this became one of the highest grossing independent films of all time. There have been two sequels since then: Books of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 in 2000, and then in 2016, Blair Witch.
Per Wikipedia.com, this “found footage” genre of horror flick has been utilized in films such as Paranormal Activity, Cloverfield, and The Last Exorcism, just to name a few.
So now, let’s get to the details of a possible sequel in The Blair Witch Project film series. According to an article written by Maca Reynolds on MovieWeb.com, “Production Weekly (via Bloody Disgusting) is reporting that The Offering director Oliver Park has been hired by Lionsgate to helm an Untitled Blair Witch Sequel movie that could start shooting this summer. Additionally, the site informs that the production company attached to the project is no[ne] other than Haxan Films, the team behind the original movie.”
Another interesting novelty regarding the original film The Blair Witch Project series is the fact that it was one of the first movies to be “marketed primarily by the Internet.” According to Reynolds’ article and Wikipedia.com, the filmmakers also made efforts in their marketing campaign to get viewers to believe that this was based on a true story, and the footage was real, not fictional. It worked, because the official website for the film received over 160 million hits in just under three months. Pretty incredible.
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