What is the untitled mystery “event” film Legendary and Universal are releasing in 2016? We explored the options on Wednesday, saying Will Smith’s Brilliance was one possibility, and Hot Wheels could be another. Others suggested the long in development Mass Effect was in the mix. Those are still all on the table, but a new rumor says the film could be even more exciting. It could be the one superhero Universal still has the rights to: Marvel’s Namor. Read More »
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When this week began, the only specific movie scheduled for the far-off month of November 2016 was Fox’s animated Trolls adaptation. There was also, however, an untitled Disney animated film set to arrive that month. Then Warner Bros. added the Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, to the mix on November 18, 2016. Now Legendary Pictures is getting in on the fun. The company has just dated an “Untitled 2016 Event Project” for November 4, 2016. What could it be? We’ll offer two options and speculation below. Read More »
Pacific Rim 2 might still happen, according to Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull. In a new interview, the film’s producer pointed out despite a general malaise surrounding the film in the United States, it did incredibly well internationally and has been a bigger-than-expected hit on home video and with merchandise. Tull says talks with director Guillermo del Toro will happen soon to figure out the fate of the film.
Below, read Tull’s quote about Pacific Rim 2 which includes an incredible list of films the original outgrossed. Read More »
The National Football League is known for a slew of iconic names, but only one has his name on the championship trophy. When a team wins the Super Bowl, they received the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named after the legendary and innovative coach of the Green Bay Packers. Lombardi coached the Packers from 1959-1967, a run during which they won both the first and second Super Bowls.
Now, writer/director J.C. Chandor (All is Lost, Margin Call) has been hired by Legendary Pictures to write and potentially direct a film based on the most celebrated coach in NFL history. Read More »
Briefly: Duncan Jones‘ adaptation of the popular video game Warcraft is gearing up for battle. Casting is underway and Legendary Pictures showed a badass concept reel at Comic-Con. With production set to start early next year, the film now has a release date. Warcraft will be released December 18. 2015 by Universal Pictures.
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Loki is taking over for Khan in Guillermo del Toro‘s latest. Last week, Benedict Cumberbatch dropped out of del Toro’s upcoming haunted house film Crimson Peak for one of many possible reasons. He’s now been replaced by an actor that’s sure to please just as many, if not more fans. Tom Hiddleston will be taking over the role Cumberbatch vacated.
It was also revealed that Legendary will co-finance the film with Universal. Read More »
As Legendary Pictures settles into their new deal with Universal Pictures, CEO Thomas Tull & co. have begun to figure out which projects they can help finance. First up will be Dracula, directed by Gary Shore, starring Luke Evans and Dominic Cooper. That movie is out August 8, 2014. After that, they are interesting in helping with Colin Trevorrow‘s 2015 sequel, Jurassic Park IV. Nothing has been made official but early reports are Legendary is interested in co-financing the film, pending a final look at the script and creative elements. Read More »
The public divorce between Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. continues. The two companies are currently figuring out what to do with projects they’re both involved in, and the latest victim is Seventh Son, the Jeff Bridges fantasy film directed by Sergey Bodrov. Co-produced by Legendary and Warner Bros., the film will now be released by Universal as part of the new deal with Legendary.
Seventh Son, which has been at Comic-Con the past two years, currently has a January 17, 2014 release date. But that was with Warner Bros. Now word is that Universal will come up with a new date and marketing strategy. Read More »
Legendary’s exit from under the Warner Bros. umbrella is one of those insider Hollywood business deals that made waves in studio boardrooms, but not anywhere else. Their latest deal is kind of the same thing – it won’t affect fans at all – but it’s still a very interesting and kind of awesome turn of events.
Warner Bros. and Paramount are co-financing Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, which just started filming. Warner Bros. and Legendary teamed up on Man of Steel, which opened earlier this summer. Nolan has a great relationship with both companies and, in the deal to leave Warner Bros., Legendary negotiated a trade. They gave up their stake in the Man of Steel sequel, rumored to be called Batman vs. Superman, to keep their name on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Read More »