While The Weinstein Company is mostly known for both prestige and genre films, the company is now pushing further into the realm of television production. A piece in The New York Times spoke with both Bob and Harvey Weinstein about the small screen projects they have in the works.
Two of the biggest surprises are TV versions of Dimension film titles to join the already announced “Scream” TV pilot currently being prepped. The first is a television series based on Frank Miller’s “Sin City” comics. Both Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez would produce the series with the aim of getting the show ready to follow the August release of the film “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”.
The second is a proposed ten-part event series adaptation of Stephen King’s novella “The Mist”. The article suggests Frank Darabont, who directed and adapted the story into the 2007 film for Dimension, would be involved in this longer small screen version.
These two join other projects which Harvey Weinstein is shepherding, many following the ten episode event series model that “The Mist” will use. These include the ancient Egypt-set detective drama “Book of the Dead”, the anthology series “10 Commandments”, a new version of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”, a martial arts adventure take on “Marco Polo”, and “Stan and Ollie” about the later days of comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.
Source: The New York Times