Folks, get ready to see the Legendary Pictures seal begin showing in front of Universal releases next year instead of Warner Brothers ones. Yes, Thomas Tull‘s company has officially moved on to Universal Pictures after a renewal with the WB couldn’t be agreed on. Some have speculated that the soft tracking numbers for Pacific Rim hurt all sides in the negotiations, but for whatever the reason, Tull now has Legendary over at Universal instead of Warner. The whole story from The Hollywood Reporter can be found here, but below you can see a bit on what Legendary has on their impending slate. There’s no superhero flicks obviously, but they’ve still got some interesting properties. Take a look:
On the film side, the goal is now to develop and produce what it calls “Legendary” pictures. As part of that, Legendary is also increasing the percentage it puts into a movie. For example, Pacific Rim, with a negative cost estimated at $200 million, is 75 percent financed by Legendary.
Among the projects in the pipeline are an adaptation of Warren Ellis’ comic book series Gravel; a film set in the interactive game universe Warcraft; Hot Wheels, based on the iconic toy-car line; and Mass Effect, based on Electronic Arts and BioWare’s video game franchise.
Warcraft and Hot Wheels each reportedly carry production budgets in excess of $100 million.
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