In a recent chat with the Found Footage Files podcast, Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sanchez opened up about the infamous 19-hours of unused footage from the film. Fans have long been clamoring for an extended cut of the picture that utilizes footage from those unused scenes. And as it turns out, Sanchez is equally eager for a recut of the feature that incorporates a portion of that excised footage.
The director expressed an interest in personally recutting an extended version of the influential film and even indicated that it wouldn’t take all that long to accomplish. He encouraged fans to petition LionsGate to hire him to tackle the project. “In a couple of weeks I could probably take the original movie and edit a longer version. I know the fans are like ‘everybody wants to see it’ . . . it would be cool to do, honestly. I wouldn’t hesitate to do that if Lionsgate Films hired me. I think it would a lot of fun. Start a petition . . . if I can get enough interest from the fans, I can bring it to Lionsgate Films’ attention.”
The Blair Witch Project sees a documentary film crew getting hopelessly lost in the woods of Burkittsville, Maryland while attempting to document the existence of local legend, The Blair Witch.