A casting notice for a film called The Blair Witch Remake would seem to suggest, obviously enough, that The Blair Witch Project is being remade, but a close look at the circumstances raises a few questions. The characters listed are Dennis Hither, Michael Adams, Donald Walker and Allison James as opposed to Heather Donahue, Josh Leonard and Mike Williams. What’s more, the female role is apparently not one of the filmmakers this time around, with Dennis listed as the main role. I’ll put the full casting notices after the break.
Another question mark hovers over the use of the Blair Witch name. I’d be very surprised if Lionsgate, who hold the rights to any sequels, would allow another film to pitch up on their turf like that. We know that Myrick and Sanchez have recently been talking about a third Blair Witch film… could this possibly be it?