Seeing this press release on Deadline makes me wonder how separate the Weinstein Company actually is from Miramax, now. Is it a de facto vs. de jure situation? Because it looks like they’re basically getting brought back in to manage all these properties they created, but no longer have the exact rights to? They’ve already been working together in this capacity on the latest sequels to Scream, Spy Kids and Scary Movie - - this is just making it official, apparently.
This partnership deal’s first creating sequels to…
And then it’s developing sequels and/or TV versions of…
- Cop Land
- From Dusk Till Dawn
- Shall We Dance
- The Amityville Horror
- Bridget Jones’ Diary
You know, some of these would seem really hard to continue (Rounders) or they’re so centered around specific actors that it’s almost impossible to imagine them with anybody else (Bad Santa, Clerks.) However, a few them have already been serialized (Bridget Jones, Amittyville, Dusk Till Dawn,) so it’s not that novel idea to wrap your head around that there could be more. Hell, if you can make a series out of Crash, I don’t see why you can’t do the same with Cop Land and, yeah, I could even see a whole series about a young Willy Shake’s love life that weaved in cute little adapations of his many, many plays.