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The Blair Witch Project’s Ed Sanchez Falls into a Sinkhole 2!

The Blair Witch Project co-director Eduardo Sanchez has a new film in the works, this one a horror comedy entitled Sinkhole 2, which is likened to what happens when The Naked Gun meets Tremors. Yep, interest officially piqued. If yours is as… Continue Reading →

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Reel TV: Potential 'Blair Witch' TV Series; 'Quantum Leap' Creator Wrote a Film Version

Few horror films have made as big an impact as The Blair Witch Project. Released in 1999, it jump-started the "found footage” subgenre that is still popular to this day. It is also notable for being one of the most profitable films of all-time, grossing $248 million at the box office on a minuscule budget of $60,000. After two moderately successful film sequels (Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 in 2000 and Blair Witch last year), it sounds like the next step for the series might actually be to the small screen. The Blair Witch Project codirector Eduardo Sánchez made a guest appearance on this week’s episode of the Diminishing Returns podcast, where he said, "For us, it’s a very natural thing to go and say, ‘Hey, let’s do a...

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Could A ‘Blair Witch Project’ TV Series Be On The Cards?

Film podcast Diminishing Returns recently secured an interview with Eduardo Sanchez, one of the original directors of the break-out found-footage horror movie The Blair Witch Project, and during their interview, he revealed that the story may transfer to the TV screen.

Sanchez told the podcast: “For us, it’s a very natural thing to go and say “Hey, let’s do a frickin’ Blair Witch show and you can say it’s from the original creators and we can bring in a whole bunch of interesting directors to direct episodes”.

Diminishing Returns then asked: Would you see that as an anthology thing with prequel episodes or would it all be found-footage stuff?

Sanchez added: “Well, you know. I can’t really discuss. I think that the idea of a Blair Witch anthology has always been very – just a really interesting thing. You’re close. You’re in the ballpark. You know,
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‘The Blair Witch Project’ TV Show in the Works, Says Eduardo Sánchez

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‘The Blair Witch Project’ TV Show in the Works, Says Eduardo Sánchez
Because the third time’s the charm, a new attempt at making a follow-up to “The Blair Witch Project” is in the works — this time on TV. As both 2000’s “Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2” and last year’s “Blair Witch” proved to be disappointments, this small-screen venture both does and does not have to contend with high expectations. Eduardo Sánchez, who co-directed the original film, revealed the plans on the Diminishing Returns podcast.

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For us, it’s a very natural thing to go and say, ‘Hey, let’s do a frickin’ Blair Witch show,'” he said, adding that “you can say it’s from the original creators and we can bring in a whole bunch of interesting directors to direct episodes.” Sánchez and Daniel Myric effectively launched the found-footage genre
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Original Blair Witch director hoping to make a TV series based on the films!

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TV shows based on horror movies are nothing new. Hell, both Friday The 13th and Nightmare On Elm Street had one. And with the recent successes of Bates Motel and The Exorcist, it seems the time might indeed be ready for more TV shows based on horror movies. And it seems Eduardo Sanchez - co-director of the original The Blair Witch - agrees. In fact, Sanchez spoke to the podcast Diminishing Returns about that... Read More...
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‘The Blair Witch Project’ TV Series In The Works

It’s easy to forget just how monumental “The Blair Witch Project” was when it landed on the cinema scene in 1999. Made for a mere $60,000, the film by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez was an instant sensation at Sundance, got invited to Cannes (I bet you forgot about that), and when it was released that summer, it earned a staggering $248 million worldwide. The movie turned found footage into a cottage industry in the horror genre, and a new franchise was born.

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It Sounds Like The Blair Witch Project Might End Up as a TV Series

The Blair Witch Project was a great horror film for its time and it was a ridiculously huge success. One of the most successful horror films in history. It definitely had one of the best movie marketing campaigns ever because it made people think that the events that took place in the movie were real. I wish the sequels could say the same, but unfortunately, they were a let-down.

The first sequel was called Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 and it was released in 2000. The other sequel was released in 2016 and it was simply called Blair Witch. I didn't care for either movie. They've had a hard time tapping into the magic that the first film had. The filmmakers just keep missing the mark.

Well, we may not have seen the last of The Blair Witch Project! According to co-creator Eduardo Sanchez, they are looking at the possibility of developing a TV series.
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The Blair Witch Project Tipped For TV Adaptation

It’s no secret that Hollywood has developed a peculiar fascination with TV adaptations based on the movies of old.

Quite often, those repackaged products crash and burn (see: Minority Report, Limitless, Crash), but there are exceptions to the rule. From The Exorcist to Fargo, Westworld to The Sarah Connor Chronicles, we’ve seen a whole host of dormant films find new life on the small screen, and if Eduardo Sanchez is to be believed, The Blair Witch Project could be the latest addition to the fold.

While appearing on the newest episode of Diminishing Returns (via Bloody Disgusting), Sanchez outlined his vision for a Blair Witch TV series. As co-director behind the 1999 classic, Eduardo Sanchez knows a thing or two about the goings on in Maryland Forest, and here, the filmmaker touches base on what a TV spinoff would look like:

For us, it’s a very natural thing to go and say,
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A ‘Blair Witch’ TV Series is Possibly in the Works

A ‘Blair Witch’ TV Series is Possibly in the Works
The Blair Witch Project was one of the most successful, and most effective, horror movies in film history. The multiple sequels? Well, that’s another story. While follow-ups to Blair Witch haven’t been able to retain the magic of the first film, a return to Burkittsville isn’t out of the question. Original Blair Witch co-creator Eduardo Sanchez recently revealed that […]

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HorrorNews.net Announces the Cryptic Pictures Worldwide Release of Mortal Remains!

Mortal Remains is a “shockumentary” which examines the life of Karl Atticus, a notorious filmmaker from the Vietnam era whose works have been mysteriously purged from cinematic history…with good reason, according to some. Interviews with historians and horror aficionados – including Eduardo Sanchez, co-director of The Blair Witch Project – suggest that Atticus’s legacy may …

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Blair Witch TV series in development by original film director

Blair Witch TV series in development by original film director
The Blair Witch returned last year as director Adam Wingard unleashed his surprise sequel, and now we have word that Eduardo Sanchez, co-director of the original The Blair Witch Project, is developing a follow-up to the classic found footage horror in the form of a TV series.

For us, it’s a very natural thing to go and say “Hey, let’s do a frickin’ Blair Witch show and you can say it’s from the original creators and we can bring in a whole bunch of interesting directors to direct episodes,” said Sanchez on the Diminishing Returns podcast, before being asked whether it would be an anthology series with prequel episodes, or all found footage episodes. “I can’t really discuss [it]. I think that the idea of a Blair Witch anthology has always been very – just a really interesting thing. You’re close. You’re in the ballpark. You know,
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[Trailer] Horror Classic Gets a Feature Length Fan Film With ‘The Blair Witch Legacy’

Back in 1999, filmmakers Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick changed the game with their low-budget The Blair Witch Project, a terrifying blend of fiction and reality that unquestionably popularized the found footage movement that would soon go on to dominate the landscape of the genre for many years. The hit film was followed by Book […]
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Agw boards worldwide sales on 'Griffin's Ghost'

Agw boards worldwide sales on 'Griffin's Ghost'
The Blair Witch Project co-director set to direct the horror.

Angel Grace Worldwide (Agw) will commence worldwide sales in Cannes on Griffin’s Ghost from Nous Entertainment.

Eduardo Sanchez, co-director of The Blair Witch Project, is set to direct the film, which is out to casting for an anticipated autumn production start.

Griffin’s Ghost centres on Griffin Kidder and her husband John, who buy a dilapidated house in the suburbs to renovate, only to discover the home already has residents of the apparition variety.

After relentless torment, Griffin finally confronts the ghost. Only when their unusual connection deepens does she realise the true threat does not lie inside the house.

The late Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright-director Jack Zeman wrote the screenplay.

Nous Entertainment’s creative partner Adam Scherr is producing, while Luke Taylor, partner at Buffalo 8 and BondIt Media Capital, will serve as executive producer.

Terese Linden Kohn, head of sales and distribution at Agw, said: “We are
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‘Griffin’s Ghost’: ‘The Blair Witch Project’ Director Eduardo Sánchez to Helm New Psychological Thriller

‘Griffin’s Ghost’: ‘The Blair Witch Project’ Director Eduardo Sánchez to Helm New Psychological Thriller
Last year’s “Blair Witch” didn’t exactly set the world on fire, but “The Blair Witch Project” continues to loom large in the mind of horror fans. Now Eduardo Sánchez, who co-directed the found-footage phenomenon, is set to return with “Griffin’s Ghost,” a psychological thriller written by the late Jack Zeman. The new movie is launching sales at the Cannes Film Festival this month.

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Per an announcement, “Griffin’s Ghost” is about “Griffin Kidder and her husband John, who buy a dilapidated house in the suburbs to renovate, only to discover the home already has residents of the apparition variety. After relentless torment, Griffin finally confronts the ghost. Only when their unusual connection deepens does she realize the true threat isn’t inside the house.” No word yet on whether
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Angel Grace Worldwide Handling ‘Griffin’s Ghost’ From Horror Director Eduardo Sánchez

Angel Grace Worldwide announced Saturday that it will be handling upcoming horror/psychological thriller “Griffin’s Ghost” from “The Blair Witch Project” co-director Eduardo Sánchez. Agw will be distributing the film from Nous Entertainment, and will be launching later this month at Cannes.

“Griffin’s Ghost” will follow Griffin Kidder and her husband as they move into a fixer-upper in the suburbs, only to discover it’s actually haunted. There is currently no cast attached, but casting is underway with a start date set for the fall. Pulitzer Prize-nominated Broadway playwrite Jack Zemen wrote the screenplay.

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Agw head of sales and distribution Terese Linden Kohn spoke highly of director Sánchez in a press release. “We are thrilled to offer ‘Griffin’s Ghost’ to our buyers with Eduardo Sánchez at the helm, as he always delivers a unique experience for the genre fans,
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Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith and Miranda July Reveal ‘Split Screen’ Secrets During Indie Series Tribute

Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith and Miranda July Reveal ‘Split Screen’ Secrets During Indie Series Tribute
For two years back in the late ’90s and early aughts, producer, filmmaker, author and cinephile John Pierson hammered together the lovingly Diy television series, which introduced movie buffs to all manner of filmmakers and their creations over the course of 60-plus episodes. “Split Screen” was IFCtv’s signature series from 1997-2001, boasting such guests as Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith, Mary Harron, Katherine Dieckmann and many, many more.

Late last year, the cult classic found a new home over on streaming service FilmStruck, which began releasing episodes of the series on their Criterion Channel in December, with a tiered rollout planned.

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On Wednesday night in New York City, the series’ reintroduction to the cultural consciousness continued apace, as Pierson and a group of some of his most famous
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Hugo Villa named director of Los Cabos film fest

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Mexico City Film Commission head to assume post on June 1.

Hugo Villa has been appointed director of the Los Cabos International Film Festival.

Villa is the current general-director of the Mexico City Film Commission and brings more than 30 years of experience in the industry as a producer, cinematographer, production advisor and government officer.

He will commence his new post on June 1 and replaces Alonso Aguilar Castillo, who served as festival director at the last four editions and is pursuing new opportunities.

Villa co-funded Hartos Indios, the Mexican company that produced documentaries, features and shorts and provided production services to Warner Bros, Sony, and Showtime.

Hartos Indios worked on the Mexico shoots of Troy, The Legend Of Zorro, The Whole Truth and Dust To Dust (Por La Libre), among others.

Villa also served as director for production at the Mexican Film Institute Imcine.

“We are very pleased and thrilled that Hugo Villa will lead the Festival, as we consider
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Hugo Villa Appointed Director of Los Cabos Film Festival (Exclusive)

Hugo Villa Appointed Director of Los Cabos Film Festival (Exclusive)
Hugo Villa, a well-known and respected producer, line-producer and film commissioner, has been appointed director of Mexico’s Los Cabos Intl. Film Festival, one of Latin America’s youngest and fastest-growing festivals.

Also well known from his eight years he spent at Mexican Film Institute (Imcine) over 2005 to 2013, where he created the Mexican Film Commission, Villa will take up his position on May 15, and attend the Cannes Festival with Alejandra Paulin, who remains Los Cabos general co-ordinator. Maru Garzon also continues as programming director. Villa replaces Alonso Aguilar Castillo, who served as Los Cabos director from its 2013 edition.

“We’re pleased and enthusiastic about Hugo Villa’s taking the reins of the Festival. We regard him as the ideal person, in collaboration with his team which continues at the festival, to favor the continuation of the film event which is now reenforced and has consolidated in the past five years
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Newswire: The Blair Witch Project almost had a much less subtle ending

The ending of the original Blair Witch Project is a memorable example of how much more powerful a horror movie can be when it leaves things up to the audience’s imagination, but it sounds like co-directors Dan Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez almost went with something a lot more gruesome and showy than the simple, ominous shot of Mike facing a wall in the corner of a spooky room. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Myrick and Sanchez explain that they had always intended for the movie to end with a “what-the-fuck moment,” but they didn’t want to actually show somebody in a witch costume killing the doomed filmmakers. Also, they didn’t have any money, so they came up with the “guy standing in a corner” idea—which didn’t require any special effects—just before filming it.

When distribution company Artisan picked up the movie, though
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Morbid Alternate Endings Revealed For The Blair Witch Project

I remember seeing The Blair Witch Project and being completely overcome with terror during the final minutes of the film. Then it ended with that shot of Michael standing in a corner of a creepy basement and that image chilled me to the bone. I don't know what it was, but that was just a creepy-ass visual that freaked me the hell out.

During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, directors Dan Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez talked about the ending of the film and how it came about. They also reveal the gruesome alternate endings that they ended up ditching. Myrick said:

"There needed to be some kind of what-the-f–k moment at the end, but at the same time we didn’t want to see a person in a bad witch costume come out and grab them."

Sanchez goes on to add that they didn't have any money for special effect,
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