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‘The Blair Witch Project’ Series In the Works at Lionsgate

Lionsgate is making some moves in the digital content space with their newly branded Studio L, reports Deadline. The studio announced today their initial slate which includes three features set to bow this spring along with episodic projects in development. One such project, hiding deep within the story, is a series based on Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick‘s 1999 The Blair Witch Project, which spawned two sequels, and a forthcoming documentary.

The found video footage told the tale of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) who’ve traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale’s veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.

Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett‘s Blair Witch opened the door to expanded mythology in their paradoxical take on the material. It’ll be interesting to see if the new series remains canon or if they begin anew, and if they continue with the found footage camerawork.

What would you guys like to see out of a Blair Witch series?



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