Word came today that as part of the deal between the Weinstein Company and their old home of Miramax, we’ll soon be seeing sequels to some of the best-known films in the Miramax library — to the tune of about five in the next two years. A followup to Bad Santa and Amityville Horror are already in the planning stages, with a television series based on Swingers and a sequel to Shakespeare in Love eventually to follow. Also part of the deal: Bridget Jones’s Diary, Copland, From Dusk Till Dawn, Clerks, Rounders, and Shall We Dance.
While we understand that knocking off existing films is a lot easier and cheaper than coming up with new material, we’re not sure it’s a safe bet — unless the Weinsteins are willing to give audiences the action-filled popcorn flicks they really want. Click through for our list of Miramax sequels we’d pay to see*, and add to our suggestions in the comments.
Shakespeare in Love 2: Full Metal Bard
The Station Agent 2: Revenge of the Trains
Kids 2: The 40 Year Old Virgin Hunter
No Country for Old Men 2: Judgment Day
Requiem for a Dream 2: Dream Harder
Pret-a-Porter 2: Runway Roadkill
Trainspotting 2: Heroin’s Last Stand
The Hours 2: Hungry Like the Woolf
The Piano 2: Lost at Sea
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
* Not really.