The Weinsteins have reunited with Miramax, the company they started over three decades ago. The Weinstein Company announced today that it has struck a multi-year, mutli-title deal with Miramax to co-produce and co-distribute film, television and stage projects both original and based off Miramax library titles. Films made under this deal will be released in the US by TWC and sold internationally by Miramax.
Among the plans are television series based "Good Will Hunting" and "Flirting With Disaster" and film sequels to "Swingers" and "Shakespeare in Love."
Miramax, which was founded by the Weinstein brothers in 1979, was acquired by Qatar Holding and an investor group led by Colony Capital in 2010. The Miramax library includes many major films of the indie boom of the '90s and beyond. "This is an amazing opportunity to reunite us with the company named after our parents Miriam and Max," Bob and Harvey Weinstein said. "We salute Qatar Holding and Tom Barrack of Colony Capital for joining forces in this most exciting of endeavors. From movies to TV shows to the Broadway stage they have reinvigorated Miramax productions and to have the Miramax banner fly once again is a dream come true for all of us.
The first Miramax/TWC co-productions will kick off in mid-2014, though there are a few deals predating this agreement, like Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn" seres at El Rey, James Mangold's "Copland" adaptation and Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York" one.