Miramax & Weinstein Co Partner for Bad Santa, Rounders Sequels

December 16, 2010

Miramax & Weinstein

The new Miramax already wants to make a name for itself. We knew it was coming, with the World Series of Poker still as popular as ever, an (unnecessary) sequel to Rounders would eventually rear its ugly head. Miramax and The Weinstein Company (TWC) today announced an agreement to create sequels to some of Miramax's best-known movies. The first films to be produced under the agreement will be sequels to Bad Santa, Rounders and Shakespeare in Love. Other potential "sequels & TV projects": Bridget Jones’s Diary, Copland, From Dusk Till Dawn, Swingers, Clerks, Shall We Dance and Amityville Horror. Whoa!

This is actually great news, because they're planning to do more than just producing sequels. They've "also agreed to develop new, special edition materials for Blu-ray releases, such as roundtables featuring cast and directors." Earlier this year, Disney sold off Miramax to Ron Tutor's Filmyard Holdings LLC, and they put everything on hold until the deal went through and the company could get its staff in place. Looks like it's now heating up and they're getting in bed with the guys that started the company. "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," commented TWC's Harvey & Bob Weinstein.

"This is the perfect addition to our ongoing slate, giving us the ability to work on already existing franchises that have had such lucrative success at the box office, as well as a great starting ground to our newfound relationship," added TWC COO David Glasser. This sounds like a hefty partnership, one that will result in many good projects. And yes, despite my complaints about Rounders, it's going to happen whether I like it or not. Though I'm intrigued by the mention of From Dusk Till Dawn and Swingers - more sequels or just TV projects from both of those? As always, we'll definitely keep you updated on the upcoming Miramax sequels like Rounders, Bad Santa (which was just in the news) and Shakespeare in Love - so stick around.

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  • JT
    From Dusk Till Dawn tv series or more sequels would be EPPIICC!!!!
  • the douche
    Okay, Swingers has to be one of my favorite movies of all time. But there is no way I want to see a sequel to that. Do we really need to see a Vince Vaughn who's badly out of shape with a wide variety of bad movies since swingers to dawn the Trent outfit? Telling Mikey how money he is when he's not much better off shape wise as Vince. I don't see how they could make a Swingers sequel and I would hate to see one of my favorites ruined by a sequel. Damn Hollywood.
  • LetterJ13
    I could care less about sequels to some of these films. What I want is for "Good Will Hunting" and "Swingers" to finally get the Blu Ray treatment they deserve. I'm in total agreement with there not needing to be a sequel to "Rounders" as well. The new Miramax just needs to continue putting out quality, original films.
  • abcdefg
    Not gonna lie i woulnt mind a rounders sequal/, if they get the original cast back
  • Cracky
    Yeah, I won't even try and act like a purist-- a Rounders sequel could be excellent if done right. But Shakespeare in Love? Lol. That's just crazy talk.
  • A5J4DX
    too many sequels - i do not want a sequel for shall we dance, that was awesome on its own but looking forward to bad santa 2
  • harrison
    terrible idea these movies were good, some great, but dont ruin them by adding a pointless sequel sequels for everything, i want a 'burbs' sequel, how about a sequel to 'dude wheres my car', or 'gladiator', 'cool hand luke' or maybe 'the big lebowski'? a spinoff where the stranger wanders around drinking his signature sasparillo..
  • voltaire
    It's become so expensive and risky to make new original movies, they are playing it super safe and relying on old successful hits for inspiration. Just the thought of the now-grotesquely out-of-shape Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau going out looking for "beautiful babies" again makes me ill. The first movie was great fun; a sequel is a very bad idea.




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