Surprise sequel opens in cinemas next month (September)
A second trailer has been released for the new Blair Witch movie which was surprise-announced at Comic-Con last month (July). Scroll down to watch.
The original The Blair Witch Project movie was released in 1999. A “found footage” horror film directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, it went on to become a huge commercial hit and is now acknowledged as a cult classic.
Simply titled Blair Witch, this new movie is directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest) and was originally marketed as The Woods so as to not spoil the surprise reveal. James Allen McCune stars as a character called James, who is the brother of Heather from the original movie.
An official synopsis for the movie reads: “A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals 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 realise the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.”
The film follows 2000’s Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, the original Blair Witch sequel which proved to be a commercial and critical disappointment. Blair Witch will be released in cinemas on September 16.