The Weinsteins link up with Miramax for Shakespeare in Love and Rounders sequels
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
"It’s like unlocking a kingdom full of gold, which [Colony Capital chief Tom Barrack Jr.] describes as diamonds," said Harvey Weinstein. "In an age where there is so much demand for television, we see a lot of TV series. I personally have never made a sequel, but I will make Shakespeare in Love as one. I’ve always wanted to do that and now we have the impetus to. There is so much intellectual property, and we’re in an age where, for however long it lasts, content is king. I’ve discussed making Rounders 2 with Matt Damon and I would say that’s going to be instantaneous. The guys [writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman] have a great idea, a way to make it more international where you start the card game in Paris, that’s all I want to say. There might be a certain beautiful Parisian actress involved in it, and then we’re off to the racetrack and Vegas with Matty and Edward Norton, and a new supervillain to replace John Malkovich."