First the good news: After all the drama and Harvey Weinstein's desire to trim 25 minutes of screentime and add voiceovers to Bong Joon-Ho's acclaimed adaptation of the French scifi comic Snowpiercer, U.S. audiences will get to see the film in its entirety. The bad news? These U.S. audiences are going to really tiny.
Apparently negotiations between Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-Ho and producer Harvey Weinstein have broken down, because Playlist is reporting that Weinstein refuses to release the movie in North America at all unless he gets to give it what many in the industry call "the full Blade Runner."
Producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein are looking to scripted television to increase their media offerings, and they have several scripted shows in the works. Among the TV series we could be seeing from the Weinstein Company in the near future: a Sin City series and a Frank Darabont-led miniseries based on The Mist.
For years, people have been saying Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl books would make a great movie — and now it's happening, and some heavy hitters are involved. Harvey Weinstein and Robert DeNiro are producing the Artemis Fowl movie at Disney, with a Harry Potter scriptwriter on board.