Prolonged Miramax Deal Indefinitely Delays THE DEBT and DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK

     October 12, 2010

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The buy-out of Miramax has caused an unfortunate delay for two of its upcoming films.  John Madden’s The Debt starring Sam Worthington was slated for December 29th while the Guillermo del Toro-produced Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark starring Katie Holmes was set for January 21, 2011.  Both films have now been postponed indefinitely while the logistics of the Miramax deal continue to be hammered out and, per The Playlist, “construction magnate Ron Tutor and Tom Barrack’s Santa Monica-based Colony Capital — put together their new shingle, Filmyard.”

Hit the jump for a synopsis on The Debt and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.  Both films look great so hopefully we’ll be seeing these films before too long.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Debt:

In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in the Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth.

Here’s the official synopsis for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark:

Introverted Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison) has just moved in with her father Alex (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) when she realizes that their sprawling estate holds its fair share of secrets. Ascending to the depths of the house, Sally gains access to a secret lower level that has lain undisturbed for nearly a century, when the original builder vanished without a trace. When Sally accidentally opens the gateway that kept the creatures locked up tight, she realizes that in order to prevent them from destroying her family is to convince her skeptical father than

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