'Exists', a new Bigfoot thriller by "Blair Witch Project" director Eduardo Sanchez begins shooting outside Austin, Texas in October this year. "The film is the first in a trilogy exploring and reinventing the Bigfoot myth," Sanchez said. "We all remember the terror of watching such classics as 'The Legend of Boggy Creek,' and I look forward to making Bigfoot scary again."
Considering all the hype and interest surrounding Bigfoot nowadays, this is a great move by the famed movie director.
"Blair Witch Project" director Eduardo Sanchez is set to helm the sasquatch thriller "Exists" for Haxan Films and Amber Entertainment reports Variety.
Jamie Nash and Sanchez penned the script about 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.
Sanchez says it's the first in a trilogy exploring and reinventing the Bigfoot myth. Robin Cowie, Gregg Hale, Andy Jenkins, Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky are producing.
Weta Workshop and Spectral Motion are collaborating on the design and build of the monster. Shooting kicks off just outside Austin, Texas in October.
For those of you who were too young to see the film in 1999 when it was released, it's budget was estimated to be around $60,000 and grossed $248,639,099 (Worldwide).
The Blair Witch Project was about three film students who traveled to Maryland to make a student film about a local urban legend... The Blair Witch. The three went into the woods on a two day hike to find the Blair Witch, and never came back. One year later, the students film and video was found in the woods. The footage was compiled and made into a movie. The Blair Witch Project.
The Blair Witch Project trailer (1999)