Legendary Leisure, the manufacturing firm behind the upcoming Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong motion pictures, is in search of authorized motion in opposition to Warner Bros. after the latest announcement that it could be releasing its upcoming slate of movies on HBO Max.
As reported by Variety, Legendary is making ready a potential authorized case after it was stored out of discussions concerning the large transfer that can see 17 upcoming films debut on HBO Max the same day as its theatrical release.
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Serving because the manufacturing firm, Legendary financed a major quantity of each Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong— with each motion pictures allegedly costing $175 million and $160 million, respectively, to make and Legendary reportedly footing a big a part of these payments. Sadly, it didn’t have a lot of a say in how the movies can be launched.
Since Warner Bros. and Legendary have labored collectively over time, Legendary is hoping the 2 can come collectively to pen a extra profitable deal because the movies are anticipated to forego a considerable quantity of field workplace income with the choice of in-home streaming. One possibility that Legendary could allegedly pursue is having Warner Bros. buy each movies outright from Legendary.
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Legendary isn’t the one firm upset by the HBO Max deal; AMC Theaters recently voiced its concerns about effectively bypassing movie theaters with the choice of same-day streaming.
Dune’s director Denis Villeneuve is equally annoyed by the transfer as he prefers his huge blockbuster be considered on the large display screen versus inconsistent residence theater setups, based on Selection’s sources.
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Godzilla vs. Kong is predicted to launch in theaters and on HBO Max on Might 21, 2021, whereas Dune is slated to debut on October 1st after a recent delay to 2021.
For extra, try the pros and cons to Warner Bros’ HBO Max streaming deal and everything coming to HBO Max.