Comic-Con: Trailer Reveals ‘The Woods’ is a New ‘Blair Witch’ Movie, Event Pics Released

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Among the many, many big announcements, trailers and other goodies coming out of Comic-Con is a reveal that the upcoming horror film The Woods is actually a new Blair Witch movie.

Titled Blair Witch, the new film was being marketed as The Woods by Lionsgate, a move to keep horror fans in the dark until a reveal at Comic-Con. A new poster and trailer have been released, confirming the film’s title and offering new snippets from the new found footage horror pic.

The film has been directed by Adam Wingard and penned by Simon Barrett, the duo who had strong success with genre films You’re Next and The Guest.

You can check out the trailer and poster below, followed by a ton of images from the film’s Comic-Con event.

Blair Witch is scheduled for U.S. release on September 16, 2016.

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Synopsis for Blair Witch:

A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence.  Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for 'Blair Witch' and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for ‘Blair Witch’ and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Atmosphere seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)

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Co-Director Ed Sanchez, Co-Director Dan Myrick and Producer Gregg Hale seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for 'Blair Witch' and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Co-Director Ed Sanchez, Co-Director Dan Myrick and Producer Gregg Hale seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for ‘Blair Witch’ and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Director Adam Wingard and James Allen McCune seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Director Adam Wingard and James Allen McCune seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Director Adam Wingard and Co-Director Ed Sanchez seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for 'Blair Witch' and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Director Adam Wingard and Co-Director Ed Sanchez seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for ‘Blair Witch’ and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Director Adam Wingard seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for 'Blair Witch' and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Director Adam Wingard seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for ‘Blair Witch’ and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Director Adam Wingard and Co-Director Ed Sanchez seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for 'Blair Witch' and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Director Adam Wingard and Co-Director Ed Sanchez seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for ‘Blair Witch’ and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Co-Director Ed Sanchez, Co-Director Dan Myrick and Producer Gregg Hale seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for 'Blair Witch' and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Co-Director Ed Sanchez, Co-Director Dan Myrick and Producer Gregg Hale seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for ‘Blair Witch’ and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Director Adam Wingard seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Director Adam Wingard seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Director Adam Wingard and James Allen McCune seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Director Adam Wingard and James Allen McCune seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Jessica Wu seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for 'Blair Witch' and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Jessica Wu seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for ‘Blair Witch’ and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Keith Calder seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for 'Blair Witch' and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Keith Calder seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for ‘Blair Witch’ and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Keith Calder, Co-Director Ed Sanchez, Producer Gregg Hale, Director Adam Wingard, Producer Jessica Wu, Screenwriter Simon Barrett and Co-Director Dan Myrick seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for 'Blair Witch' and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Keith Calder, Co-Director Ed Sanchez, Producer Gregg Hale, Director Adam Wingard, Producer Jessica Wu, Screenwriter Simon Barrett and Co-Director Dan Myrick seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for ‘Blair Witch’ and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Jessica Wu, Writer Simon Barrett, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Producer Keith Calder, Director Adam Wingard and James Allen McCune seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Jessica Wu, Writer Simon Barrett, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Producer Keith Calder, Director Adam Wingard and James Allen McCune seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Jessica Wu, Producer Keith Calder, Writer Simon Barrett and Director Adam Wingard seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Jessica Wu, Producer Keith Calder, Writer Simon Barrett and Director Adam Wingard seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Keith Calder and Producer Jessica Wu seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Keith Calder and Producer Jessica Wu seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Keith Calder, Producer Jessica Wu, Writer Simon Barrett and Director Adam Wingard seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Keith Calder, Producer Jessica Wu, Writer Simon Barrett and Director Adam Wingard seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Screenwriter Simon Barrett seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for 'Blair Witch' and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Screenwriter Simon Barrett seen at the Lionsgate Booth to sign autographs for ‘Blair Witch’ and meet fans at San Diego Comic-Con at 2016 Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Keith Calder, Writer Simon Barrett and Director Adam Wingard seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Producer Keith Calder, Writer Simon Barrett and Director Adam Wingard seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Writer Simon Barrett and Director Adam Wingard seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Writer Simon Barrett and Director Adam Wingard seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Writer Simon Barrett seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Writer Simon Barrett seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Writer Simon Barrett seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Writer Simon Barrett seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Writer Simon Barrett and Director Adam Wingard seen at Lionsgate's "Blair Witch" screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Writer Simon Barrett and Director Adam Wingard seen at Lionsgate’s “Blair Witch” screening at 2016 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22, 2016, in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)

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