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‘Dune: Part Two’ Trailer Brings War to Arrakis

The Dune: Part Two trailer promises that filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s sequel will deliver more action than his first installment. That’s a notion Villeneuve shared last week at CinemaCon, when he showed off the first footage from the sequel. “Part One is more of a contemplative movie. Part Two is an action-packed, epic war movie. It is much more […]

‘Dune: Part Two’ Debuts Trailer Selling It as an “Epic War Movie” at CinemaCon

Dune: Part Two is coming into focus, with filmmaker Denis Villeneuve and stars Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya showing off a new trailer for the Warner Bros. and Legendary sequel at CinemaCon Tuesday. “Part One is more of a contemplative movie. Part Two is an action-packed, epic war movie. It is much more dense. We went […]

Barbie Ferreira, Dacre Montgomery to Star in ‘Faces of Death’ Remake for Legendary

Barbie Ferreira, one of the breakouts from HBO’s Euphoria, and Stranger Things actor Dacre Montgomery are set to star in Faces of Death, a reimagining of the 1978 cult horror movie being made by Legendary. Isa Mazzei and Daniel Goldhaber, the team behind the 2018 psychological thriller Cam and How to Blow Up a Pipeline, are […]

Jonathan Krisel in Talks to Direct ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’ Sequel

Jonathan Krisel, the co-creator of the IFC series Portlandia, is in talks to direct the Pokémon Detective Pikachu sequel for Legendary Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The 2019 original, directed by Rob Letterman, followed voice star Ryan Reynolds in the title role, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s Justice Smith co-starring as a young man named Tim who has given […]

Jeymes Samuel’s ‘The Book of Clarence’ Lands September Release Date

Jeymes Samuel’s star-packed The Book of Clarence will open in theaters Sept. 22, Sony announced Thursday. The Legendary Pictures movie is written and directed by the multihyphenate British filmmaker and singer-songwriter, who made his feature debut when helming the acclaimed 2021 Western The Harder They Fall. Inspired by Hollywood epics set in biblical times, Book […]

Anime, Hollywood Films Help Japan’s Box Office to Rebound in 2022

Japan’s box office sales in 2022 grew 32 percent to $1.64 billion (213 billion yen) over the previous year, with admissions rising to 152 million, driven by anime and a rebound in market share for Hollywood. Revenues are still well below the pre-pandemic 2019 box office of ¥261 billion ($2 billion at current exchange rates), […]

Legendary Nabs ‘Danny and The Dinosaur’ Kids’ Books for Movie Adaptation

Legendary Entertainment — Hollywood’s high-profile producer and co-financier of big-budget studio fare — has inked a deal to turn Syd Hoff’s classic kids’ picture book series Danny and the Dinosaur into a live-action feature film. The movie adaptation will be produced with Caroline Fraser of HarperCollins Productions, HarperCollins Publisher’s in-house production company. Danny and the Dinosaur follows Danny and […]

Netflix Boards ‘My Hero Academia’ Live-Action Movie From Legendary

Netflix has nabbed the live-action film adaptation of the manga sensation My Hero Academia from Legendary Entertainment, best known for its MonsterVerse tentpoles. Joby Harold is penning the screenplay for the live-action feature, which will be director and executive producer Shinsuke Sato’s English-language debut and will see the popular manga property jump to the live-action […]

Legendary Pictures Finds New Home at Sony

Legendary Entertainment — Hollywood’s high-profile producer and co-financier of big-budget studio fare — has found a new partner in Sony Pictures. Under the terms of the deal, Legendary’s movies will be distributed and marketed globally by Sony, excluding China, where Legendary East will handle those duties. Sony will also handle home entertainment and TV distribution […]

Former Studiocanal Exec Isabel Hund New CEO Of Legendary-Tobis German Joint Venture

Isabel Hund, has been named the CEO of a new TV joint venture between Legendary Entertainment and German producer/distributor Tobis. Hund, who spent nearly a decade running the production and acquisition business of Studiocanal GmbH, a German division of the French media giant, will head up the new operation, developing, producing and distributing premium German-language […]

Chris Albrecht Placed on Leave at Legendary (Exclusive)

Chris Albrecht, the former chairman of HBO and current president of Legendary Television, has been placed on administrative leave, according to the company. The suspension comes as a forthcoming book, It’s Not TV: The Spectacular Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO by Felix Gillette and John Koblin, reveals new details about how Albrecht allegedly disparaged […]

Legendary, Tobis to Form Joint Venture for German-Language TV Projects

Legendary Entertainment and Tobis, a German independent distributor and producer, have agreed to form a joint venture to “develop, produce and distribute premium German-language serial content.” The venture was unveiled on Thursday by Joshua Grode, CEO of Legendary, and Tobis principals Timm Oberwelland and Theo Gringel. The newly formed company will be based at Tobis’ […]