Second 'Witch' Director Returns for 'Solstice'
Seven years after 'The Blair Witch Project,' Dan Myrick is ready to direct again
Several months after Ed Sanchez resurfaced to begin production on "Altered" for Rogue, "Witch" co-director Dan Myrick has come up for air as well. According to Variety, Myrick is writing and directing "Solstice," a horror-thriller set up at Endgame Entertainment.
Myrick also wrote the project, which will star Elisabeth Harnois ("Point Pleasant"). The plot revolves around a young woman who invites her friends to celebrate the summer solstice at her lake house. Bad stuff happens.
The film was actually supposed to begin production last year, but Hurricane Katrina delayed its New Orleans shoot. Cameras will finally roll later this week.
In addition to Harnois, "Solstice" will star Shawn Ashmore ("X-Men: The Last Stand") and Tyler Hoechlin ("7th Heaven").
It's been seven years since "The Blair Witch Project" became a sensation at the Sundance Film Festival and broke through to a roughly $140 million domestic gross. As "Witch" was temporarily reshaping the popular film landscape and spawning dozens of embarrassing parodies (and one embarrassing sequel), Sanchez and Myrick said they were moving on to a romantic comedy called "Heart of Love." That film is still listed as "in production" on the Internet Movie Database.