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 »
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At Comic-Con Saturday morning, Legendary revealed a first look at what Duncan Jones‘ Warcraft could be. Based on the popular video game World of Warcraft, the director of Moon will start shooting early next year. He called the opportunity a dream come true and is well aware how connected people are to the games. The footage shown, which is not online, just gave an idea of what audiences can expect with the adaptation. Think a mixture of classic Western with video game tropes. Read a more detailed description below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
Who better to make a special Grown Ups 2 chili recipe than Guy Fieri? Also after the jump:
- Legendary doesn’t seem optimistic about Hellboy 3
- Neill Blomkamp isn’t interested in Star Trek 3
- Steven Seagal might do Expendables 3
- Transformers 4 sets up a Chinatown in Detroit
- Optimus Prime sees some action in new set videos
- Machete Kills will premiere at Fantastic Fest
- Charlie Sheen gets his own character poster
- Rub a dub dub, it’s a guy from The Raid 2 in a tub
- The gang’s all here in The Best Man Holiday trailer
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Legendary Pictures and its chief Thomas Tull have a long relationship with Warner Bros. While the production company was founded in 2000, in 2005 Legendary made a deal with WB to produce up to 40 features over seven years. You might have heard of their first collaboration: Batman Begins. In fact, Legendary has had a hand in WB’s biggest superhero films: Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, as well as Superman Returns and Man of Steel, 300, and Watchmen. Legandary has also been part of another little WB success story: the Hangover films.
Now the deal between Leegendary and Warner Bros. has just about expired, and the production company is seeking a new partner. It has been in talks with Fox, Lionsgate, Sony, and Universal to build a new 360 deal that will cover Tull’s many financial and media ambitions. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
In a summer jam-packed with sequels and comic book adaptations, Guillermo Del Toro‘s Pacific Rim provides a breath of fresh air by being neither. But if all goes well, it could spark a franchise in its own right. In fact, Del Toro and screenwriter Travis Beacham are already planning out the next Pacific Rim. And although they won’t give away too much about the follow-up just yet, del Toro’s happy to hint at some of the ideas that might be on the docket.
Of course, all of their efforts will be for naught if the first Pacific Rim doesn’t take off. Good thing, then, that the excellent buzz so far suggests the film should have no trouble finding fans. Like our own Peter Sciretta:
After the jump, feast your eyes on other Pacific Rim reactions, and find out what del Toro’s been saying about the sequel.
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The Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. film Godzilla will be unleashed May 16, 2014. That’s one year from today, and to mark the occasion, director Gareth Edwards put up a quick video to discuss where the production currently stands. Read More »
In the next two years, Legendary Pictures is releasing two films in which giant monsters lay waste to cities. First up is Guillermo Del Toro‘s Pacific Rim, out July 12. In it, the humans have built giant robots called Jaegers to battle giant alien monsters called Kaiju. Then, in 2014, the company will release a new version of the film that brought the very concept of the kaiju to global popularity: Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla, which is now in production.
As more and more studios think about team-up films such as The Avengers and Justice League, the possibility of some kind of new monster crossover seems obvious. Especially since it would hold true to the film history of Godzilla. There are no immediate plans for anything like this, but, Guillermo Del Toro loves the idea. Read his quote below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 by Angie Han
Gareth Edwards‘ new Godzilla is just the latest of many sequels, spinoffs, and reboots that have been spawned since the monster first trampled Tokyo in 1954. We don’t know too much yet about how his take will differ from the others, but we now know of at least one element it’ll share with the original.
Akira Takarada, who starred in the very first Godzilla movie as diver Hideto Ogata, has just been confirmed for an appearance in the film. Read more after the jump.
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