ByLily Masco, writer at Creators.co
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Lily Masco

The Blair Witch Project was one of those milestones in the modern horror genre, in which a whole new type of filming perspective was explored. We remember begging our parents to watch it, only to sit in fearful silence or to jitter with panicked screams till the 81 minutes were over. Well guess what, that was all the way back in 1999, though it may feel like yesterday, and the franchise is coming back!

At San Diego Comic-Con, Lionsgate released an official trailer announcing a second sequel, entitled Blair Witch: The Woods. This horror addition is directed by Adam Wingard and set to release on September 16, 2016. We can't help but wonder what the original cast has been up to in the last 17 years. Let's take a look.

Heather Donahue

Heather Donahue In The Blair Witch Project (L) & Now (R)/Artisan Entertainment/Facebook
Heather Donahue In The Blair Witch Project (L) & Now (R)/Artisan Entertainment/Facebook

Character quote:

"Ok, I'm not allowed to smoke, but Mike's allowed to fart as much as he wants?"

Appearances since: The Morgue (2008), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), Taken (2002), Boy and Girls (2000)

What now? Heather, 45, has made a complete 180 on her lifestyle. She currently lives in Nevada City, CA, where she is a medical marijuana grower. She wrote a book about her career transition in 2011, entitled GrowGirl: How My Life After The Blair Witch Project Went. She even went as far as to burn all of her personal items that related to her career in acting — with the exception of a poster of her hit movie.

Joshua Leonard a.k.a. Josh

Joshua Leonard In The Blair Witch Project (L) & At Wedding (R)/Artisan Entertainment/Facebook/Instagram
Joshua Leonard In The Blair Witch Project (L) & At Wedding (R)/Artisan Entertainment/Facebook/Instagram

Character quote:

[On "Gilligan's Island."] "There was no beer on the island, man. If they had beer they would have had, like, big-ass orgies."

Appearances since: Heartbeat (2016), Scorpion (2014-2016), Togetherness (2015-2016), If I Stay (2014), Humpday (2009)

What now? Joshua Leonard, 41, has continued to pursue his career in acting and has even branched out to writing and directing (The Youth in Us, The Lie, Behold My Heart). He has been married to Canadian actress Alison Pill (The Family) since May 2015.

Michael C. Williams a.k.a. Mike

Michael C. Williams In The Blair Witch Project (L) & In Four Corners of Fear (R)/Artisan Entertainment/
Michael C. Williams In The Blair Witch Project (L) & In Four Corners of Fear (R)/Artisan Entertainment/

Character quote:

"I could help you, but I'd rather stand here and record."

Appearances since: Four Corners of Fear (2013), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2009), The Objective (2008), Altered (2006)

What now? Michael Williams, 43, is the manager of the Big Blue Door Theater, based in Hawthorne, New York. He has been married to his high school sweetheart Toni since 2000, with whom he has two children.

Sources: Metro