The Fear Monger: Phantasm V Exists, Tucker & Dale 2 Soon Will, But Blair Witch 3 Won't

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Blair Witch Sequel is Totally Lionsgateís Decision
Anytime Blair Witch Project co-director Eduardo SŠnchez promotes something these days, everybody always zips to the question of a third film to follow Joe Berlingerís absurdly disconnected 2000 sequel, especially after talks began anew back in 2012. Heís currently making rounds on his return to found footage, the Bigfootís-gonna-getcha thriller Exists for Lionsgate, and wanted to know about the status of this proposed sequel that 20 years from now may rival Ghostbusters 3 in terms of polarizing movie fans merely by protruding into actual existence through conversation.

Because Lionsgate owns the rights to Blair Witch, this current reteaming between director and studio sparked the question. "You know, Lionsgate owns the property, so itís obviously up to them right now," SŠnchez said. "Weíve been talking to them for the past four or five years about doing it, but thereís nothing really in the works right now with us. But I think youíre right and maybe just being back at Lionsgate will help move things forward on another Blair Witch movie."

Iím a fan of the original and would sit back and watch a third film through closed fingers, but I donít really think itís necessary. And I think a director just blatantly saying something could maybe happen isnít convincing enough to hang a hope on, but studios have no shame when it comes to horror franchises.

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