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Weinstein Mentions 'Rounders' Sequel at Conference

Film Slated for 2014 on The Internet Movie Database


Harvey WeinsteinHarvey Weinstein, film producer and co-founder of Mirimax, the company that produced the poker cult classic Rounders in 1998, mentioned his desire to make a sequel during a recent film conference.

According to Variety, Weinstein was addressing the decline of the DVD market and its implications for producers. “It’s become much more of a theatrical business because the movie has to work in theaters,” he said. “There’s no second chance.”

Weinstein pointed out that Rounders, made on a budget of $12 million, was lackluster at the box-office, grossing $23 million when released more than a decade ago, but became a hit in ancillary markets. Weinstein expressed his interest in being involved in a sequel with Matt Damon and Edward Norton, the two stars of the original film. “I never make sequels but it’s something I’d like to revisit,” Weinstein said.

The comments from Weinstein come after a December announcement from the Weinstein Company that it reached an agreement to create sequels to some of Miramax’s properties. The deal includes the long anticipated Rounders sequel, according to a press release on Miramax’s website.

Rounders 2 is slated for 2014 on The Internet Movie Database.