Miramax and Weinstein brothers together again
The Miramax library is in new hands and under the direction of Mike Lang, if you haven’t been following the business-side of things occurring in Hollywood. The transition of the films that fall under the Miramax brand is the reason why you haven’t seen the release of Blu-Ray titles like Pulp Fiction or the Scream films here in the U.S.
But that’s all going to change now that the Miramax deal is closed.
Today, Lang’s Miramax announced they are partnering up with The Weinstein Company to create sequels to some of the films in the Miramax library.
The first films to be produced under the agreement will be sequels to Bad Santa, Rounders and Shakespeare in Love.
The other potential sequels and TV projects are Bridget Jones’s Diary, Copland, From Dusk Till Dawn, Swingers, Clerks, Shall We Dance, and The Amityville Horror.
Interesting news about the latter as many thought a sequel to the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror was tied up at MGM.
This partnership augments an existing relationship between the companies on such franchises as Scream 4 (to be released April 15, 2011), Spy Kids 4 (to be released August 19, 2011) and Scary Movie 5.
In addition, Miramax will handle digital distribution on select sequel projects. Miramax and TWC have also agreed to develop new, special edition materials for Blu-ray releases, such as roundtables featuring cast and directors.
“We are very close to these films and the new management of Miramax also feels that we are in the best position to create sequels that are at once worthy and compelling in their own right,” stated TWC’s Harvey and Bob Weinstein. “We look forward to working with Mike and his team on getting these films into production as soon as possible, and extending our partnership in the years ahead.”
Source: Shock Till You Drop