Our time in Basin City might not be over just yet. It’s being reported that a TV series based on Frank Miller‘s comic Sin City is now being developed.
The TV series is being developed by The Weinstein Company and Dimension, based on a take from writer Glen Mazzara. Mazzara created TV series like Crash and the show based on The Omen, Damien. He’s also the former showrunner of The Walking Dead, and wrote and produced episodes of The Shield, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Hawthorne, and more.
A collection of unexpected announcements for you this Monday afternoon, all coming from the same place.
The Weinstein Company’s Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein have reached a new muti-year deal with Miramax—the company the brothers founded in 1979 but departed in 2005 when they could not reach an agreement with then-owner Disney—Chairman Tom Barrack Jr. with plans to dust off some of the company’s classic titles and develop either sequels or TV series for them.
Right out of the gate, it’s being reported that sequels will now be developed for Best Picture Oscar winner Shakespeare in Love and poker drama Rounders, and that TV series based on Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting and Flirting With Disaster are in the works as well.
We’ve heard about a planned Hellraiser remake for many years now, but nothing has ever come of it…thankfully.
But now comes news straight from the man who created Hellraiser, Clive Barker, which will have those who hate remakes conflicted and confused. According to Barker, he’s now working on the remake himself, and has full intentions of bringing back Doug Bradley to play Pinhead.
Continue reading to see Barker’s statement, including what he’s planning for the remake.
Last we heard, the planned remake of the 1994 Alexander Proyas title starring Brandon Lee, The Crow, was facing its possible demise by way of legal battles after The Weinstein Company presented to the court their case for owning full rights to distribute the movie globally, and seeking that production be halted on the project.
Since then the two parties have been going back and forth (we’ll touch more on that below), but none of this is preventing Relativity Media from continuing to put their pieces together on the film. It’s being reported that the studio has hired screenwriter Alex Tse to work on the script, which would follow his work on the Zack Snyder adaptation of the classic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons graphic novel, Watchmen.
Tse joins director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Days Later), and yes, Bradley Cooper (Midnight Meat Train, The Hangover), who is still attached to star in the remake should the Weinsteins lose their case.
Some potentially very good news for all of you fans of the 1994 cult classic, The Crow, which has been in the news quite often lately with a remake in the works through Relativity Media.
According to reports, The Weinstein Company, headed by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, have decided to file a lawsuit against Ryan Kavanaugh and Relativity, and that it’s now been submitted to the court. They claim that they have contracts that are “signed by everyone” that declare their exclusive ownership of all distribution rights to The Crow from their days with Miramax.