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Legendary Sells $760M Minority Stake to Apollo

In the latest private equity buy-in to Hollywood, Apollo Funds has picked up a $760 million minority preferred stake in Dune producer Legendary Entertainment. The investment follows LionTree LLC being tapped to explore possible merger or equity investment deals for Legendary, which is led by CEO Joshua Grode and develops, produces, distributes and finances major […]

Producers Guild Awards: Mary Parent to Receive Selznick Honor

Mary Parent, the Oscar-nominated film producer who is behind this year’s Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong, has been tapped for the Producers Guild of America’s highest honor, the David O. Selznick Achievement Award, which recognizes a producer for an “outstanding body of work in motion pictures,” the PGA announced Thursday. The honor — which has […]

Sundance: Searchlight Nabs Daisy Edgar-Jones Thriller ‘Fresh’ Ahead of Fest

Searchlight has landed the worldwide rights to Legendary’s Sundance-bound thriller Fresh. Normal People breakout Daisy Edgar-Jones and Marvel actor Sebastian Stan star in the movie from director Mimi Cave and producers Adam McKay and Kevin Messick. The movie will stream exclusively across Disney’s streaming platforms. Fresh‘s US premiere date will be on Hulu on March […]

‘Dune 2’ a Go From Legendary, Warner Bros.

Denis Villeneuve is officially returning to Arakis. The filmmaker’s dream of completing his two-part Dune series is becoming a reality, with Legendary and Warner Bros. on Tuesday announcing they are moving ahead with a sequel that will hit theaters Oct. 20, 2023. The first Dune opened in cinemas and hit HBO Max simultaneously on Oct. […]

Max Brooks Bigfoot Horror Thriller ‘Devolution’ Finds Its Director (Exclusive)

James Ashcroft, the Māori Kiwi actor-turned-director who made a splash with horror flick Coming Home in the Dark, has signed on to direct Devolution, Legendary’s adaptation of the Bigfoot horror novel written by World War Z author Max Brooks. Ashcroft will also polish the script with his writing partner Eli Kent. With Devolution, Legendary is hoping […]

Kevin Bacon Tapped for Villain Role in Legendary’s ‘Toxic Avenger’ (Exclusive)

The Toxic Avenger will now be one degree away from Kevin Bacon. Bacon has joined the cast of Legendary’s reboot of the 1984 film from schlock movie house Troma Entertainment. Peter Dinklage, Jacob Tremblay and Taylour Paige are already on the call sheet for the project, which gets underway later in June in Bulgaria with […]

Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill Returning for ‘Enola Holmes’ Sequel

The game is afoot again as Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill have reunited for a sequel to Enola Holmes, the female-centric Sherlock Holmes hit from Legendary Entertainment and Netflix. The companies have brought many of the creative, including writer Jack Thorne and director Harry Bradbeer, back for the sequel, which will continue the adventures […]

Regina King to Direct Race-Themed Monster Movie ‘Bitter Root’ for Legendary

In her first move since winning acclaim for her Oscar-nominated directorial debut, One Night in Miami, Regina King has set her sights on a monster-filled, 1920s-set race-themed comic book adaptation. Bitter Root is an adaptation of the Image Comics title created by David F. Walker, Sanford Greene and Chuck Brown for Legendary Entertainment, the company […]

Cult Horror Movie ‘Faces of Death’ Getting 21st Century Reimagining Via Legendary (Exclusive)

Faces of Death, a faux documentary that became a grizzly cult hit in the VHS era, is getting a 21st century makeover. Legendary Entertainment, currently basking in the box office glow of hit Godzilla vs. Kong,  has picked up the rights to the title with the goal of launching a new horror franchise. Isa Mazzei […]

Legendary TV Taps Jennifer Breslow for Key Post

The former Netflix executive will be executive vp television and digital media at the independent studio.

‘Cobra Kai’ Creators Tackling ‘Ancient Aliens’ Movie for Legendary

Exec-turned-scribe Luke Ryan is writing the script to adapt the long-running History Channel series.

Range Media Partners, Legendary TV Nab Ken Follett’s ‘The Evening and the Morning’

The project is the first piece of TV development for the seven-month-old Range.