After months of speculation, it appears that fans of Rounders will finally learn what happened to Mike McDermott when he took three stacks of high society to Vegas. Deadline broke the news yesterday that film producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein are returning to Miramax after leaving the company in 2005, and Harv was quick to announce plans for sequels to two of Miramax’s most beloved films: the Academy Award-winning Shakespeare in Love, and Rounders:
“I’ve discussed making Rounders 2 with Matt Damon and I would say that’s going to be instantaneous,” Weinstein continued. “The guys [writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman] have a great idea, a way to make it more international where you start the card game in Paris, that’s all I want to say. There might be a certain beautiful Parisian actress involved in it, and then we’re off to the racetrack and Vegas with Matty and Edward Norton, and a new supervillain to replace John Malkovich.”That supervillain, according to rumors, will be Robert De Niro, who sure is staying busy these days.