What will happen with the 2010 slate?
Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood reported some grim news about the state of The Weinstein Company this afternoon. In her piece, she states the Hong Kong division of Bob and Harvey’s company closed shop and the UK office is now down to one employee.
The reason? They’re running out of money. Big time. Inglourious Basterds exceeded expectations. But Halloween II is being considered a financial failure. Before both releases, there was speculation as to whether or not the could afford to put the films in theaters.
What does this mean for Alex Aja’s Piranha 3D, the big horror event film of next spring? Or Dimension’s plans to reinvigorate the Scream series with an all-new trilogy? As far as the 2010 horror slate was concerned, those were the two big ones, given Scream 4 got rolling soon (which it’s not looking likely since Williamson hasn’t turned in a script yet).
It’s all a matter of how much The Weinstein Company has, as Finke points out. Bob and Harvey have brought in Miller Buckfire & Company to “help restructure” the company.
Dimension Films has been on the genre map since ’89 when it first acquired Godzilla vs. Biollante.
Source: Deadline Hollywood