Blair Witch will be heading from the big screen to the small screen, Eduardo Sanchez, co-director of the original Blair Witch Project film, revealed to the podcast Diminishing Returns (via Bloody Disgusting).
Here’s what Sanchez had to say:
“For us, it’s a very natural thing to go and say, ‘Hey, let’s do a frickin’ Blair Witch show.’ You can say it’s from the original creators and we can bring in a whole bunch of interesting directors to direct episodes.”
As far as what type of show it could be, he didn’t specify, but he did seem to lean slightly towards the anthology side of things…perhaps it could be something that’s more season-length in its anthological storytelling (not unlike American Horror Story)?
“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, and I think it might be one of those things that might be – you know – the more you think about it, you’re like, ‘That might be the perfect… a TV show.’ You know? So, we’ll see what happens, but I think that’s the next big thing for Blair Witch. Probably TV.”
The last film in the franchise, Blair Witch, was directed by Adam Wingard, and lashed by critics, but it still managed to make a hefty $45 million off its $5 million budget, so that’s still a huge success, even if many fans didn’t like it. But is a TV show the next best way to go?
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