Rounders and Shakespeare in Love sequels are shaping up to release
There are two films that are in the works if a deal with Miramax and Weinstein go through, though a lot of previous legal-workings may still be troubling the deal. The 90’s hits Rounders and Shakespeare in Love are on the table for sequels with a new multi-year agreement announced today from The Weinstein Company with the studio they founded – Miramax. The two Weinstein brothers sold the studio to Disney in the past, and Miramax is now controlled by a group of private investors, the studio is now willing to let the Weinstein produce films that it holds the rights to in this deal.
“There is so much intellectual property, and we’re in an age where, for however long it lasts, content is king,” said Harvey Weinstein in a statement earlier today. Deadline is reporting that Shakespeare in Love and Rounders are the first on the list.
“I’ve discussed making Rounders 2 with Matt Damon and I would say that’s going to be instantaneous,” Weinstein said adding, “we’re off to the racetrack and Vegas with Matty and Edward Norton, and a new super-villain to replace John Malkovich.”
There may be a TV series linked to Good Will Hunting television or yet another sequel, this time to Swingers. “Reuniting Harvey and Bob with the acres of cinematic diamonds that is the Miramax library, and combining the two companies’ powerful distribution capabilities, will create an unparalleled partnership in cinematic excellence,” said Miramax chairman Tom Barrack Jr.
More information on which films the Weinsteins move forward with will be revealed at a later date.