Prepare to find mysterious teeth in a pile of twigs outside of your tent, and to jump the fuck out of your seat at very little. They announced that there’s another sequel to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project on the way at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday.
They already filmed it, and the movie was called The Woods up until yesterday. The filmmakers sprang the big surprise on everybody during one of those events you wait hours in line for so you can learn which actors on your favorite TV show are cool in real life, complete dicks, or drunk-ass messes staring at the cosplay cat girls in the audience in a threatening manner.
The Woods was our working title. When we signed on to it, we knew that [the name] was eventually going to be changed. To us, it wasn’t even going to be part of the marketing. But I think Lionsgate made a really smart decision, using that.
I hadn’t heard of The Woods until now so that one guy in marketing is a keeper. They’re calling it Blair Witch, and it stars James Allen McCune as the brother of the runny nose girl from the original. He’s trying to find out where his sister went off to (spoiler alert – it was just a dilapidated basement) and yes, the movie is that found-footage quality that makes some people yack into their popcorn. Real talk, that isn’t just people being whiny. While watching one of those flicks once, the girl in front of me got up from her seat, with a hand pressed to her mouth. She left the row and ran into the aisle and up it in a zig-zag manner. Her (I assume) boyfriend followed her, chuckling and loudly saying protesting “but we’re gonna miss the end!” Jokey guy with jokes. Never mind the john, use his shoes for being an asshole.
They already made a sequel in 2000. It was called Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. With that title, you can probably draw your own conclusions as to its quality. Check out the trailer below. Ugh, the second people start pulling plants out of themselves, I’m out. I’m still in disgust mode from The Ruins (click at your own risk).