Is there a remake of The Blair Witch Project currently in the works? According to a strange casting call that recently went out across the web, there most certainly is. However, all signs would seem to indicate that this project is not connected to Artisan Entertainment, the production company that owns the rights to the Blair Witch franchise. A director named Stacy Hopkins is setting up shop in Glasgow, Scotland, and the casting call looks something like this:
Dennis Hither, Michael Adams and Donald Walker, experienced filmmakers, set out to shoot a documentary about a local legend, the Blair Witch. We seek amateur/semi professional actors/actresses to play the roles of three experienced film makers, and females to play Michael’s girl friend. There are 4 roles available, with Dennis Hither being the lead role. We require mostly Canadian and U.S actors/actresses, all others should also apply.
The movie is supposed to start shooting on December 10th, and there aren’t many other details to go on right now. Could this be the Blair Witch sequel that original directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez have been hinting at? It doesn’t seem very likely, but perhaps they are planning some sort of meta-remake where a group of filmmakers try to remake the original film and end up falling victim to the Blair Witch all over again. If Myrick and Sanchez are not behind it, however, it’s unclear how this group can possibly hope to use the Blair Witch name. Does anyone out there have any more info on this? We’ll keep our ear to the ground for more details on this mysterious project.