It’s been 20 years since James’s sister and her two friends vanished into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland while researching the legend of the Blair Witch, leaving a trail of theories and suspicions in their wake.
James (James Allen McCune of TV’s SHAMELESS) and his friends Peter (WRECK-IT RALPH’S Brandon Scott), Ashley (Corbin Reid of TV’s DISNEY STAR DARLINGS) and film student Lisa (Callie Hernandez of upcoming LA LA LAND and Ridley Scott’s upcoming ALIEN: COVENANT) venture into the Black Hills Forest each with a camera to try and uncover the mysteries surrounding the events of The Blair Witch Project (1999) which showed us footage filmed by Heather, Mike and Josh.
At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals Lane (Wes Robinson of TV’s STATE OF AFFAIRS) and Talia (Valorie Curry of TV’s THE FOLLOWING) offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods. But as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence.
Slowly, they begin to realize the legend of the Blair Witch is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.
Blair Witch is helmed by director Adam Wingard (YOU’RE NEXT, THE GUEST, V/H/S, V/H/S/2), who has assembled an accomplished behind-the-scenes team that includes screenwriter and longtime collaborator Simon Barrett (YOU’RE NEXT, THE GUEST, V/H/S, V/H/S/2); producers Roy Lee (THE RING, THE STRANGERS, THE GRUDGE), Steven Schneider (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, INSIDIOUS), Keith Calder, p.g.a. (YOU’RE NEXT, THE GUEST, ANOMALISA), and Jess Calder, p.g.a. (YOU’RE NEXT, THE GUEST, THE DEVIL’S CANDY), ; and executive producers Jenny Hinkey, Daniel Myrick (director/writer, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT), Eduardo Sanchez (director/writer, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) and Gregg Hale (producer, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT).
To this day the 1999 film The Blair Witch Project sits on my alltime favourite film Top 10 list. It has since the moment I first saw the film on its original cinema release. Since then of course, the ‘format’ for the 1999 film has been used to death but The Blair Witch Project will always remain a classic to me. I didnt even realise there was a ‘new’ film coming out about the legend of Black Hills until I was wandering the halls at San Diego Comic Con and saw the poster signing going on at the Lionsgate booth. I did manage to get not only a poster for Blair Witch, but also the previous day I got a poster for the film The Woods. Turns out they were the same film and had managed to pull off something thats rare nowadays. A secretive genius marketing campaign. Sadly I wasnt able to get my Blair Witch poster signed, but did capture some video footage of the signing. So at least I saw it, even if I wasnt able to participate.
Needless to say Im super excited about seeing Blair Witch when its hits the big screen!
Out in UK Cinemas 15th September