After making movies like You’re Next and The Guest, Adam Wingard quickly became a director whose work is worth following, hence why there’s been so much excitement surrounding his upcoming horror movie, The Woods. However, it was at Comic-Con last night that it was  revealed that the movie is in reality a sequel to The Blair Witch Project.

“We were already doing The Guest when we were first contacted,” Wingard explains. “But, for me, as soon as the idea of doing a Blair Witch movie was brought up, I instantly jumped on it. I still remembered all the old mythology that went online when the first film came out.”

As for what he hopes to bring to the Blair Witch franchise, the director added: “The funny thing is, I’ve always been considered a horror filmmaker and I don’t feel like I’ve made a real horror movie. I mean, You’re Next is basically a horror-comedy, The Guest is more a meta-breakdown of horror films mixed with a thriller. One of the interesting things for me was, actually saying, ‘I’m going to try to make the scariest film that’s ever been made.’”

The fact that this has been kept a secret is a shock to say the least, but the movie looks amazing and word from the screening which took place in San Diego has been overwhelmingly positive. You can see the first trailer and poster for Blair Witch below.

Blair Witch