While it may look as if the Blair Witch was killed by an awful box office flop last September, she’s still looking for new ways to haunt the woods in Maryland.
Movie podcast Diminishing Returns interviewed Eduardo Sanchez, co-director of the original 1999 The Blair Witch Project, who revealed that the Witch isn’t dead yet.
“For us, it’s a very natural thing to go and say, ‘Hey, let’s do a frickin’ Blair Witch show,'” Sanchez stated on the podcast. “You can say it’s from the original creators and we can bring in a whole bunch of interesting directors to direct episodes.”
When asked if it would be an anthology series, a prequel, or even found-footage, Sanchez was cryptic.
“Well, you know, I can’t really discuss,” he stated. “I think that the idea of a Blair Witch anthology has always been very – just a really interesting thing. You’re close. You’re in the ballpark. You know, and I think it might be one of those things that might be – you know – the more you think about it, you’re like, ‘That might be the perfect… a TV show.’ You know? So, we’ll see what happens, but I think that’s the next big thing for Blair Witch. Probably TV.”
While Sanchez reveals that he no longer owns the rights and that it’s at the mercy of Lionsgate, we hear that the theatrical flop of Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch last year wasn’t nearly as bad as it looked. In fact, it was highly profitable for Lionsgate who had pre-sold the film to various territories worldwide. So, while another theatrical release may be out of the cards, a television series seems like the most logical evolution for the franchise.