As ‘Scary Movie’ Turns 20, Marlon Wayans Opens Up About the ‘Evil’ Weinstein Regime Firing Him
Marlon Wayans marked this month’s 20th anniversary of “Scary Movie” with a new Variety interview in which he touches upon the”evil” nature of Harvey and Bob Weinstein.
The spoof comedy was produced and distributed by Dimension Films, the genre arm of the Weinstein brothers’ Miramax Films, and it was a huge win for the studio after it grossed more than $157 million domestically on a $19 million budget.
Marlon Wayans co-wrote the script and starred in the film with his brother, Shawn.
The duo’s older brother, Keenon Ivory Wayans, handled directing duties.The success of “Scary Movie” launched a lucrative franchise for the Weinstein-owned Dimension that included four sequels and nearly $1 billion in grosses at the worldwide box office.
All three Wayans brothers would return for the 2001 sequel “Scary Movie 2,” another financial success with $141 million on a $45 million budget, but they were shut out of their own franchise starting with “Scary Movie 3.
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