Although I hate director Joe Berlinger’s 2000 train wreck “Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2″ with a weird and slightly misguided passion, I always wondered why the folks at Lionsgate never moved forward with a third installment of the horror franchise. It’s not like they don’t have any problems churning out horrid sequels, so why not dip back into that cinematic well for some extra cash? It’s kind of strange.
Lionsgate scooped up the rights to “The Blair Witch Project” after purchasing Artisan Entertainment back in 2003. There’s definitely a market for a sequel — indie filmmakers are farting out found footage flicks left and right — so why not give people another proper “Blair Witch” movie? What’s up with that?
Eduardo Sánchez, the co-director of the classic horror picture, recently sold his latest flick “Exits” to the boys and girls over at Lionsgate. This prompted the folks at Movies.com to inquire about the possibly of “Blair Witch 3.”
Here’s what Eduardo had to say:
You know, Lionsgate owns the property, so it’s obviously up to them right now. We’ve been talking to them for the past four or five years about doing it, but there’s nothing really in the works right now with us. But I think you’re right and maybe just being back at Lionsgate will help move things forward on another Blair Witch movie.
In a market oversaturated with “Paranormal Activity” sequels and cheap knock-offs that seem to keep Netflix streaming in new releases, another “Blair Witch” movie could breathe some new life into the subgenre. As long as Lionsgate puts some time and effort into the project, the third installment might be something special.
If nothing else, I’ll take a sequel to “Da Hip Hop Witch.”
Via : Movies.com