Mark Harris
April 04, 2005 AT 04:00 AM EDT

You were expecting something tiny? When Miramax founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein made their split from Disney official on March 29, it was with an announcement that their new venture — temporarily called the Weinstein Company — will be a ”fully integrated media company” (broadcasting! the Internet!) with a more-ambitious-than-expected first-year slate of 15 to 20 movies. Disney will partner on a few of them, but not on one of their biggest releases: Quentin Tarantino’s four-hour, NC-17 version of Kill Bill. The Weinsteins also confirmed that they’ll have another Tarantino project (could it be his long-gestating WWII epic, Inglorious Bastards?). They named an ”honorary advisory group” of high-profile finance honchos, and promised more details — like who’s paying for all this — in the next few weeks. So, if nothing else, they’ll beat their former bosses to the PR finish line: Disney won’t announce a new Miramax chief until July.

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