Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein, who founded Miramax pictures way back in 1979, officially had their last day at Miramax last Friday. The mega-producing brothers, who at Miramax brought an incredible roster of films including Shakespeare in Love, Life is Beautiful, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, The Piano and The Crying Game to the big screen, took label Dimension Films with them to their new digs in Tribeca.
The Weinstein Company (TWC), which launched officially today, already has a feast of films at the ready. A mere smattering of films on the TWC buffet: The Matador, Derailed, The Libertine, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Transamerica, Hoodwinked, Young Hannibal: Behind the Mask, Sin City 2, Breaking and Entering, starring Jude Law, and Passion of the Clerks, Kevin Smith's sequel to his groundbreaking film Clerks, which, as Martha previously reported, will star Rosario Dawson in one of two films she's making with the fledgling company. Smith is also helming another Weinstein film, The Green Hornet.
One of the most hotly anticipated offerings by the Weinsteins is Grind House - two 60 minute horror films by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, duct-taped together with fake trailers in the middle. This should be interesting - Tarantino is one of my favorite directors, and Rodriguez is a director I would actually pay to stop making films. I wonder if the Rodriguez half of the film will require the wearing of 3-D glasses.