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‘Blair Witch’ Creative Team Lament Film’s Reception, Mock Box Office Winner ‘Sully’ on Twitter

"Bro, I told you we shoulda made that movie about the boring guy who landed a plane in water instead," says "Blair Witch" director Adam Wingard.

"Blair Witch"

“Blair Witch”


This past weekend, Lionsgate released the horror film “Blair Witch,” a direct sequel to Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s 1999 smash hit “The Blair Witch Project,” to mixed reviews and an underwhelming box office performance. The film grossed $9.6 million on opening weekend, which was below expectations and the lowest for the series, even lower than the widely-panned first sequel “Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2.”

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In response to the film’s tepid critical and commercial response, the “Blair Witch” director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett took to Twitter to lament their film’s reception and gently mock the weekend’s box office winner “Sully,” Clint Eastwood’s film about Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and the Miracle on the Hudson. Wingard first tweeted that, “Ya win some. Ya lose some,” before commenting to Barrett that they “shoulda made that movie about the boring guy who landed a plane in water instead.” He later continued his gentle mockery saying, “Not many people know this but Simon and I turned down making Sully because it wasn’t found footage,” and that it’s great Eastwood “isnt making disgusting/evil propaganda films anymore.”

Wingard and Barrett both take the time to say they’re proud of the film and give thanks to the people who saw it. Check out the full tweets below.

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“Blair Witch” is currently in theaters nationwide.

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