The Weinstein brothers want to get into the TV business. According to Harvey, he wants his company to have a Weinstein TV presence as powerful as their theatrical presence. Looking at the two TV shows that Harvey wants to start with, he could be off to a huge start – especially for our readers.
Harvey wants to make a TV series based on Sin City and a miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist.
From the sound of it, Harvey is working hard on this because he said a Weinstein TV brand could add stability to their company. With the advent of shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and more, this is an entire new world of smart, compelling television.
The Sin City Weinstein TV show could come soon after the next movie: Sin City: A Dame to Die For that will create the world of Sin City on a weekly Noir styled television series. Honestly, I don’t see this working on network television outside of possibly AMC, but if Harvey is smart, this could be perfect for Netflix.
The second Weinstein TV series is a miniseries based on The Mist. King’s novella was originally transferred to one of the best audio books ever made because they used real actors and sound effects instead of someone reading the book. The Mist was also brought to theaters by Frank Darabont in a fantastic horror movie that is best when watched in the black and white that Darabont intended.
The Mist would be a 10-episode series that followed the aftermath of the story – possibly with Darabont involved.
Other Weinstein TV shows that he is looking at include one based on Silver Linings Playbook, a 10-episode miniseries based on the 10 Commandments, a 10-episode detective miniseries called Book of the Dead, a martial-arts series for Netflix called Marco Polo, a 14-episode adaptation of War and Peace, a BBC series called Stan and Ollie based on Laurel and Hardy’s later career, and an Entourage -styled comedy about celebrity chef Michael Chiarello. Also included in the Weinstein TV plans are reality shows and a series based on the horror movie Scream.
Source: New York Times