In recent weeks it was reported that a “massive war” was breaking out to take over the franchise television rights Halloween that are controlled by Trancas International of Malek Akkad. Well, there is already a winner of the bid, and it is Miramax.
According to Deadline reports, Miramax Television has signed a broad agreement with Trancas to develop and co-produce a TV series Halloweenwhat also includes a first-look agreement on other television projects for the international market.
The new series of Halloween potentially launch a cinematic universe spanning film and television. Miramax’s global TV director, Marc Helwigwill creatively oversee the franchise in close collaboration with Akkad of Trancas.
- EYE ON THE DATA: We remind you that Miramax is the co-owner of the film rights, while the television rights belonged solely to Trancas, prior to the agreement.
- A24 and Blumhouse were other main candidates to take over the TV rights.
“Jointly controlling film and television rights would allow Miramax and Trancas to draw up an integrated film-TV universe.”“says the source.
The agreement marks a new chapter in Miramax and Trancas’ partnership in the franchise. Halloween. Trancas produced the most recent film trilogy (Halloween, Halloween Kills, Halloween Ends) for Miramax and Blumhousedirected by David Gordon Green, and distributed by Universal Pictures.
In a media statement obtained by the source, Helwig said:
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Halloween to television. We are thrilled to expand our long and successful partnership with Trancas and the brilliant Malek Akkad to introduce this iconic franchise to a new form of storytelling and a new generation of fans.”
“Trancas International Films is very excited to expand our long-standing relationship with Miramax and we look forward to working with Marc Helwig and the entire team to create this new chapter.”
To the saga Halloween It consists of 13 films, from John Carpenter’s original from 1978, to the most recent installment, Halloween Ends (2022), which marked the conclusion of the aforementioned Blumhouse and Universal trilogy. It should be noted that Halloween and Michael Myers They have never had a project for television before.