| Maybe, technically, it really shouldnt be called Blair
Witch 2 with word that just about everyone involved is thinking only of
doing a prequel to last summers massive horror hit. While talking to the Toronto
Sun, Haxan producer Robin Cowie confirmed previous stories that the Blair Witch creators
didnt want to do a direct sequel, saying, "At this moment, we are not involved.
There's a possibility that Artisan Entertainment might do it. So stay tuned." Still,
regarding a prequel, Cowie adds, "The idea of going back really excites us."
Word has it that Artisan is quietly
moving forward on their had-to-happen sequel to last summers super-successful The
Blair Witch Project
possibly minus the films creators. According to the
Hollywood Reporter, Artisan has hired writer-director Jon Bokenkamp (Preston Tylk) to
write a script for the potential sequel. In addition, the trade reports that Bokenkamp is
expected to finish and turn in that script early next year. That time table would seem to
suggest that Artisan is in earnest about getting the sequel rolling quickly, possibly even
having it ready for a fall 2000 release.
Joe Berlinger .....
Jon Bokekamp ..... Screenwriter
Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez ..... Executive Producers
Artisan ..... Distributor