It’s been over 21 years since The Blair Witch Project first terrified audiences in 1999, and it’s still one of the most talked-about, parodied, and debated films of the last four decades. In other words, it’s become a legend all its own.
The film became a franchise expanded by sequel films, video games, and books, but for Dan Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, the original film’s creators, there are still more stories to be told.
Myrick, who appeared last year at the iHorror Film Festival and is currently developing a Southern Gothic anthology titled Black Veil with Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick, stopped by Bloody Disgusting’s The Boo Crew Podcast this week to chat about his work and the conversation naturally turned to his iconic film.
Startlingly, according to Myrick, neither he nor Sanchez were ever approached by Lionsgate to be involved with either of the sequels even though they have a script penned by the co-creators at the studio.
They have ideas for several films to expand the universe including one in the vein of The Witch that would take us back to the origin of the terrifying Blair Witch, herself, Elly Kedward.
They would also like to explore further the story of Rustin Parr, the man mentioned in the original film who was driven to kill multiple children by the spirit of the witch and whose method of killing gave us the iconic image of Michael standing in the corner just before the camera cut to black.
“We set up a universe, a Blair Witch universe that is by design, to be explored,” Myrick told the hosts. “That’s been our pitch to Lionsgate since day one…and I think it can still be done.”
We would love to see what these two could and would create if they were given the opportunity to exapnd Blair Witch universe. How about you?
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