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 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 […]
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’: Film Review
Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry head the cast in this epic smackdown between two monster-movie legends, both of them also facing a man-made threat.
Tokyo Fest Celebrates Godzilla’s 64th Birthday, With No Retirement in Sight
The latest film in the classic monster franchise will close this year's festival.
‘Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster’ Director Yoshimitsu Banno Dies at 86
Banno was an assistant director to Akira Kurosawa four times and also served as an executive producer on Legendary's 2014 'Godzilla.'
Thomas Tull to Exit Legendary Entertainment (Exclusive)
Tull founded the studio in 2005 and sold to China's Dalian Wanda Group for $3.5 billion in 2016.
‘The Great Wall’ (‘Chang Cheng’): Film Review
Matt Damon teams up with Chinese A-listers to battle monsters in 'The Great Wall,' Zhang Yimou's first English-language feature.
It’s Official: China’s Wanda to Absorb Legendary Into Publicly Traded Cinema Line Business
The Chinese conglomorate is consolidating its film businesses, including Thomas Tull's studio, which it acquired for $3.5 billion in January.
Isaac Bashevis Singer Novel ‘Shadows on the Hudson’ to Be Adapted for TV
Macmillan Publishers' in-house film unit has pacted with Canada's Wildhorse Studios to turn the book into a series.
‘Kong: Skull Island’ to Shoot in Australia, Vietnam and Hawaii
The Legendary Pictures film about the King of Apes is the third major Hollywood production to announce plans to shoot Down Under over the past week.
China’s Tencent Pictures Partners With Legendary, Wanda Cinemas
The Chinese giant will partner on Legendary's upcoming big-budget video game adaptation 'Warcraft.'