Petition Lionsgate for an Extended Version of “The Blair Witch Project”
The filming of The Blair Witch Project generated over 19 hours of usable footage. This raw footage was edited down to the 90-minute theatrical version we all know today. For diehard fans, the coveted 19 plus hours of unseen footage is the holy grail of Blair Witch lore.
On the latest episode of our Found Footage Files podcast [written transcript] we interviewed Eduardo Sánchez, co-creator of The Blair Witch Project (1999) and executive producer of the much-anticipated sequel, Blair Witch (2016). We’re excited to report that Sánchez is eager to create an extended version of The Blair Witch Project (akin to the original pre-theatrical cuts) using the untapped raw footage from the original 1999 film:
“In a couple of weeks I could probably take the original movie and edit a longer version. I know the fans are like ‘everybody wants to see it’ . . . it would be cool to do, honestly. I wouldn’t hesitate to do that if Lionsgate Films hired me. I think it would a lot of fun.
“Start a petition . . . if I can get enough interest from the fans, I can bring it to Lionsgate Films’ attention.”
Sign The Petition: http://foundfootagecritic.com/blair-witch-petition/