Get ready for some serious TV spin-offs from those uber-successful Weinsten brothers, including a potential 'Good Will Hunting' series.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein, the brothers behind The Weinstein Company, are getting their old film library back. The bros. once ran Miramax, the production company responsible for such '90s hit films like 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Shakespeare in Love,' and then sold their company, along with their long list of mega-hits, to Disney, where the company basically died. In 2010, a group of investors led by Qatar Holding and Colony Capital bought Miramax with the hopes of turning the company around. But, apparently, no dice.
Now Miramax has struck a deal with the Weinstein brothers, which gives them access to 20 years of films (including pretty much every film Gwyneth Paltrow starred in during the '90s). Ever the savvy business men, the Weinsteins are aiming to produce sequels and TV spin-offs from their beloved movies. First up, a sequel to 'Shakespeare in Love' and talk of turning 'Good Will Hunting,' the 1997 Oscar-winning film that's best known for bringing Matt Damon and Ben Affleck into our lives, as well as the Ben Stiller/Tea Leoni cult film, 'Flirting With Disaster,' into television series.
Though the question remains whether these classics need to be touched ever again, the Weinsteins, who are often a sure bet at the Oscars, have yet to corner the television market. And besides, can't we all picture a 'Good Will Hunting' dramedy popping up on Netlfix or something?
How do you like dem apples? Well, I guess time will tell.