Thursday, May 26, 2005

Weinstein Co. Release Schedule

I decided to post this to clear up any confusion about the movies being released by the Weinstein Brothers new lable. They recently split from Miramax, a Disney collaboration company and went on their own. This is their line up so far:

The Weinstein Company has announced its upcoming release date schedule. Derailed, bowing Oct. 21, will be the first of six films scheduled for release before the end of the year.

In addition, Bob and Harvey Weinstein said they are planning eight launches for 2006 including Grind House, for which Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez each will direct a 60-minute horror tale.

Variety says the Weinsteins have scheduled these films:

  • Derailed, Oct. 21; suspense tale starring Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston.

  • Wolf Creek Nov. 18 under the Dimension banner; horror film debut of Greg McLean.

  • The Matador, platform release starting Nov. 18; black comedy starring Pierce Brosnan with Greg Kinnear and Hope Davis.

  • Transamerica, platform starting Dec. 2; dark comedy starring Felicity Huffman.

  • The Promise, platform starting Dec. 16; epic helmed by Chen Kaige and starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Jang Dong-Kun and Cecilia Cheung.

  • Mrs. Henderson Presents, platform starting Christmas Day; director Stephen Frears' follow-up to Dirty Pretty Things.

  • The Gathering, Jan. 6; thriller starring Christina Ricci. The film bowed at the 2002 Cannes market.

  • Feast, Jan. 20 through Dimension; horror movie produced during the most recent Project Greenlight series.

  • Breaking & Entering, early February; drama helmed by Anthony Minghella starring Jude Law.

  • Pulse, March 3 through Dimension; Japanese horror remake starring Kristen Bell.

  • Killshot, March 17; Elmore Leonard adaptation helmed by John Madden.

  • Scary Movie 4, April 14 (Easter weekend); helmed by Scary Movie 3 director David Zucker.

  • Grind House, spring 2006; will be made in the spirit of old Hollywood presentations, including trailers and short extra materials between stories. Tarantino and Rodriguez said they hope the the film will spawn a series of "Grind House" films.

  • Sin City 2, summer 2006; continuation of the Frank Miller stories, helmed by Rodriguez.

  • These guys have had a string of huge movies so look for good things to come from this new company.

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