The Blair Witch Project to Skyman: How Director Daniel Myrick Came Full Circle With His New Sci-Fi

“On paper, it’s like a fantastic setup, the place we had six movies funded, and we write the tales ourselves, however all of them had to match inside this sort of advertising field, that Warner DVD needed us to be inside. Naively, I assumed ‘Oh, I could make that work, and I can get my imaginative and prescient on the display’ however it was a impolite awakening. You notice that you simply don’t even get to select your individual title of the movie or what the poster appears to be like like or the way it will get marketed. They have been profitable efforts. There’s nothing in opposition to that time frame, however I additionally felt it was very proscribing for me. I’m simply not good after I don’t have management over my very own future.”

The Blair Witch legacy wasn’t over then, and maybe it’s not over but. 2016 noticed the shock announcement {that a} mysterious Lionsgate horror known as ‘The Woods’ was really a direct sequel to The Blair Witch Project, entitled merely Blair Witch. Myrick was concerned as govt producer and says it’s his favourite interpretation to date, as a result of it doesn’t mess with the mythology of the unique. Although the film wasn’t particularly profitable Myrick isn’t ruling out a wider Blair Witch expanded universe – and even one he would possibly need to be concerned in additional instantly.

“I'd love to do a black-and-white noir Rustin Parr interval piece, which I believe could be super-creepy,” he says. ‘It’s a little bit of a threat, proper? Lionsgate, who owns the rights now, would have to go, “All proper, Dan, go do your black-and-white noir.’ However it might be cool. I don’t know a Blair Witch fan that I haven’t talked about a black-and-white Rustin Parr story to, that doesn’t go, ‘Oh, man, I’d go examine that out.’”

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Oh man. We'd go examine that out.

Greater than 20 years on and Myrick has after all matured as a director however there are classes he says he has realized again from his days on Blair Witch. Particularly {that a} movie taking over a lifetime of its personal is one thing to be celebrated and never fought.

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