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.