The Blair Witch Project project may have been one of the most profitable films ever made, but the people involved in that movie haven’t had anything resembling a career since its release. But they’re still working, and Variety is reporting that co-director Eduardo Sanchez is making his next film about the elusive-because-he-doesn’t-exist creature, Bigfoot.
Titled Exists, the movie is described as following “a group of twentysomethings who take a trip to a cabin deep in the wooded wilderness and are methodically hunted by a Bigfoot-like beast.” Produced by Amber films and written by Sanchez and frequent collaborator Jamie Nash, he said that this is the first movie in a trilogy “exploring and reinventing the Bigfoot myth.”
The creature itself is being designed by Weta Workshop and Spectral Motion, and he (?) will be played by Brian Steele, whose credits include Hellboy, Underworld, and Predators. Shooting is to be done outside Austin, Texas, with unknown actors being the focus for casting.
I should just say that I have no interest in anything that this guy does, an opinion I hold solely based on seeing The Blair Witch Project. The reason that he’s been toiling in obscurity since that film came out is the fact that he’s a terrible filmmaker, and one who doesn’t have any other good ideas. Which, thankfully, means that he doesn’t have any more to ruin.
This doesn’t sound like one, either. Bigfoot is simply a dumb character, and he isn’t seen as a relevant threat by any sane person. I imagine that the budget will be pretty small, and thus making a profit here shouldn’t be too difficult. If he gets his trilogy, good for him. And if I don’t have to see, then that’s even better. In the meantime, just watch The Troll Hunter.
Would you want to see another film from the Blair Witch co-director? Does this sound like a project that you would find interesting?
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