Miramax Deal Delays 'The Debt' And 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark'

Briefly: Miramax essentially has new owners, but the process of handing the reins of the studio over from Disney to Ron Tutor and Colony Capital

isn't a speedy one

. Given that Miramax hasn't got many films, there won't be deep repercussions if the deal takes some time. But

Deadline

says that the process has pushed The Debt (

trailer

) and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (

trailer

), previously scheduled for December 29 and late January, into new TBD dates.

I hope this actually works out better for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, which was recently given a rave by the

LA Times

. The paper called it "intensely scary" and praised " its restraint and creative use of sound." The January date can be a dumping ground, so hopefully this will put the movie in a new spot where it can really find and audience.