Miramax Wins TV Rights to ‘Halloween’ Franchise

Miramax has prevailed in the bidding war for television rights to the “Halloween” horror franchise, meaning Michael Myers could soon be slicing and dicing his way across the small screen or assorted streaming platforms.

The indie studio beat out other contenders, including A24, which was also in the mix for the rights, according to an insider with knowledge.The auction was held by Malek Akkad’s Trancas International Films, which controls the franchise’s TV rights.

It makes sense that Miramax would move aggressively to nab the option to make a television off-shoot, as the company shares ownership of the film rights with Trancas.

Plus, the horror franchise has been very lucrative for Miramax, which also co-produces the “Scream” movies.The deal comes a week after Miramax CEO Bill Block was canned from the company’s top post after overseeing a lackluster run of films such as “Confess, Fletch” and “He’s All That.

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