One of the big surprises to come out of this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego was the announcement that a mysterious horror movie developed under the working title “The Woods” was actually a sequel to the 1999 genre-defining hit The Blair Witch Project, with the official title (appropriately enough) Blair Witch.
The first trailer for the film was revealed during Comic-Con to an audience that had no idea about its relationship to the 1999 classic, but was suitably shocked once they found out. Well, the secret is out now, and so are a pair of fresh teasers for the film that only heighten the excitement around it.
Lionsgate released a new 30-second television spot for Blair Witch along with a 50-second teaser for the Blair Witch 360 Web VR Experience — which will likely be some sort of 3D, virtual-reality activity that will add an entirely new level of terror to the Blair Witch experience. (As if it didn’t look scary enough.)
Directed by You’re Next and The Guest filmmaker Adam Wingard from a script by Simon Barrett (his frequent collaborator who wrote the two aforementioned films), Blair Witch follows a group of college students who return to the notorious Black Hills Forest in Maryland in order to investigate the disappearance of one student’s sister. With a variety of high-tech tools to aid in their search and a pair of local guides assisting them, the group believes they’ll be able to get to the bottom of the events chronicled in the 1999 film. As one might expect, however, things don’t go exactly as planned for the intrepid students.
The film’s cast includes James Allen McCune (Shameless), Callie Hernandez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), Brandon Scott (The Last of Us), Valorie Curry (The Following), Corbin Reid (Words With Girls), and Wes Robinson (Calvin and Freddie’s Cosmic Encounters).
Blair Witch hits theaters September 16.