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Blair Witch Sequel is Totally Lionsgate’s Decision
Anytime Blair Witch Project co-director Eduardo Sánchez promotes something these days, everybody always zips to the question of a third film to follow Joe Berlinger’s absurdly disconnected 2000 sequel, especially after talks began anew back in 2012. He’s currently making rounds on his return to found footage, the Bigfoot’s-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 it’s obviously up to them right now," Sánchez said. "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."

I’m a fan of the original and would sit back and watch a third film through closed fingers, but I don’t really think it’s necessary. And I think a director just blatantly saying something could maybe happen isn’t convincing enough to hang a hope on, but studios have no shame when it comes to horror franchises.

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