16 December 2013 7:03 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With so many superhero movies and novel adaptations out there keeping the Land of Sequels nice and populated, one can often be blindsided by the one-off films that major studios keep wanting to follow up on. Case in point: Miramax founders Bob and Harvey Weinstein have been talking for years about making sequels from such films as Rounders and the Best Picture winner Shakespeare in Love, despite all good sense going against those ideas. Well now they.re reteamed with Miramax after an eight-year split, and once again plan on developing both of those sequels, as well as dipping further into the Miramax well to create more sequels and TV shows based on existing properties. That cacophony of screeching you hear is "original thought" taking a rougher daily lashing than usual. The deal between the Weinsteins and Miramax will span the next twenty years, as current Miramax owners Quatar Holding »


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