Kevin Williamson became a notorious filmmaker in the 1990s when he created popular teen horror sagas like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, or wrote hit films like The Faculty (1998) or Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999) –which is the only title he has directed to date–. In the new millennium, he has been more focused on TV, being the creator of series like The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017), The Following (2013–2015), Stalker (2014–2015) or Time After Time (2017).
Deadline has revealed that the filmmaker has signed with Miramax to develop a new set of horror genre films. Williamson will set up offices in the studio, so it is expected that will collaborate in first person with the elaboration of the scripts and ideas for those upcoming projects. In the words of Bill Block, big boss of Miramax, “we are delighted for Kevin and his creative forces to return to his filmmaking roots with our company. Kevin’s diverse talents are the perfect fit for Miramax who is looking to support talent across all platforms”.
Kevin Williamson is currently working on Tell Me a Story, his first streaming platforms project that will be distributed by CBS All Access. This series will feature a new dark and twisted vision of a bunch of classic fairy tales, such as The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk, all set as a thriller in modern day New York City. An epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder mixing the childish fantasy and the cruelty of this disgusting times we are living.
This promising new deal might as well be an attempt to wash a little bit the face of Miramax, the company created in 1979 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, after all the scandals and allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape the renown producer has been object of. With former Miramax owner Harvey Weinstein and his deplorable conducts out of the picture, the company seems focused to be the spotlight of news centered only in the matters of entertainment.
Filmmaker Kevin Williamson has said “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Bill Block and to be back in the feature space working with new filmmakers in the genre I love so much”. We all also love this genre so much, Kevin. Hopefully, you can bring us some nice surprises in the near future!
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