NEW YORK — Dimension Films, Miramax’s genre banner, will produce “Killing Mrs. Tingle,” based on the first script written by Kevin Williamson, who penned the screenplay for Dimension’s blockbuster “Scream” and its upcoming sequel.
A dark comedy about a young girl who will stop at nothing to graduate as valedictorian of her high school class, “Mrs. Tingle” was acquired from Interscope and will be exec produced by Ted Field.
Incredibly strong characters
“Kevin has succeeded in writing a dark comedic thriller with incredibly strong characters, and we are very excited about getting the production and casting process under way. We plan to assemble a great ensemble cast and to attract many top names to this project,” said Miramax co-chairman Bob Weinstein, who oversees Dimension. Lensing will begin either late this year or in early 1998, Weinstein said.
“I am thrilled to death that Dimension has dug into my past and is producing this script with Interscope,” Williamson said. “Bob and his group of people understand my work so well and are so supportive. I’m thrilled they are telling my first story.”
“This is the perfect project for Interscope to collaborate on with Dimension,” said Michael Helfant, executive VP of Interscope Communications.
The deal was negotiated on behalf of Dimension by Weinstein and Neil Sacker, exec veep of business and legal affairs. On behalf of Interscope, the deal was negotiated by Helfant and Jonathan Bader. Williamson is repped by Robert Newman and Richard Feldman of ICM and Patti Felker.