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Legendary Entertainment will decide whether to stay at Warner Bros within the next 60 days, or by the end of the summer, according to Thomas Tull.
The Legendary chief disclosed the time frame during a presentation of the company’s upcoming film slate to press in Hollywood.
Tull said the two companies are in very different position from when they first paired up to co-finance and co-produce tentpoles in 2005.
“We are talking to everyone,” Tull said, including Warner Bros., with Kevin Tsujihara now heading the studio. Since taking control of the studio in March, Tsujihara has “been getting his arms around the situation,” of whether to continue its relationship with Legendary. “He’s been great,” Tull said.
Warner Bros. is evaluating the types of partnerships it wants to be in, and the amount of ownership it wants over its franchises, Tull said. Outside of “Harry Potter,” Warner Bros. rarely owns 100% of its tentpoles, »
- Marc Graser
We talked about the inception of the project, a more restrained Man of Steel and the alien influence on Superman. You can read our review of Man of Steel and check below for the full transcript of our meeting. Our chat with writer David Goyer will be up on the site later this afternoon so check back…
Getting involved with Man of Steel
DS: We got a call from the Nolans, and we had never met even though we were a husband and wife team at the same studio, and they said ‘Do you mind if we talk to you about Superman?’ and Zack got off the phone and we thought ‘I don’t know…’ and it was for two separate reasons. »
- Jon Lyus
Interview Simon Brew 14 Jun 2013 - 07:30
On the eve of the release of Man Of Steel, we - along with Jon from HeyUGuys - got the chance to sit down with producers Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven to talk about the production. After a brief but important chat on what happened to coffee-flavoured Revels, here's what happened. Do note our continued efforts to get Nathan Fillion cast in the Uncharted movie (which Charles Roven is producing)...
You've done something that many before you have tried and brought Superman back to the big screen. Can you tell us how you came into this and why now was the right time for this particular take on such an iconic character?
Deborah Snyder: We got a call from the Nolans, and we had never met even though »
One of the most highly anticipated summer blockbusters is Man of Steel, which takes the Superman story back to its origins, in a fresh and more grounded way. When the young Kal-El/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth, he struggles with becoming the hero that he’s destined to be. From director Zack Snyder, screenwriter David S. Goyer and producer Christopher Nolan, the film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne. At the film’s press junket, producer Charles Roven spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how much the story changed from the first script to what we see now, what made him most nervous about the script, casting actors at the highest caliber of talent, how Man of Steel compared to other big-budget films that he’s done, that »
- Christina Radish
With a targeted 2015 release date, the "World of Warcraft" movie probably needs to get in front of cameras soon. Well, speaking to Slashfilm, Legendary Films producer Charles Roven says that the Duncan Jones-directed feature will start shooting in the first quarter of 2014.
Jones, who directed the very excellent sci-fi drama "Moon" and "Source Code," hasn't had any experience directing the kind of sprawling, effects-heavy film that we're all probably conjuring in our heads when we think of an adaptation of Blizzard's Mmo. On the start date and their choice of director, Roven says “We’re moving forward; obviously Legendary is making that film and I’m having a great time with Duncan.”
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- Charles Webb
After a good bit of rumoring and hemming and hawing, it looks like it might actually happen. The film version of the popular online game World Of Warcraft is moving towards production. I know at least few gamers who will be very excited.
For those of us who perhaps care very little for the gaming world, here’s the kicker: the World Of Warcraft film will be directed by Duncan Jones, best known for the stellar Moon and less stellar Source Code. The plan right now is for shooting to get underway in the beginning of 2014, looking probably at a 2015 release date. Legendary Pictures and Atlas Entertainment are behind the production.
So far, we do not know much about the film itself. Given that World Of Warcraft is based around a constructed world in which players interact with each other – rather than a standard linear narrative – there are lots of options for a plot. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Briefly: It might actually happen! After years of waiting, word on the street (or in the producer's office) is that the World of Warcraft movie will actually start shooting early next year. SlashFilm was speaking with Atlas Entertainment producer Charles Roven (Season of the Witch, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel) who told them about Warcraft: "we're moving forward; obviously Legendary is making that film and I'm having a great time with Duncan." That would be director Duncan Jones, of Moon and Source Code, who got the job in January this year. Roven added: "First quarter 2014 we're going to shoot that movie." That puts it on target for a 2015 release, but we'll be keeping an eye on no matter what. This should be cool. »
- Alex Billington
"Hans Zimmer is once again set to team with filmmaker Christopher Nolan for that director's next project 'Interstellar', while that film has announced a November 7th 2014 release date…" (full details)
"Relativity's Kevin Costner-led thriller 'Three Days to Kill' is targeting a February 14th 2014 release date. Universal is set to open the Liam Neeson airline-set thriller 'Non-Stop' a week later on February 21st 2014, while Tristar will also open disaster epic 'Pompeii' on February 21st 2014…" (full details)
- Garth Franklin
The upcoming movie based on the World of Warcraft game will shoot next year.
Producer Charles Roven told Slash Film: "First quarter 2014 we're going to shoot that movie.
"We're moving forward; obviously Legendary is making that film and I'm having a great time with Duncan."
The 25-story-tall robots of “Pacific Rim” may have shoulders big enough to carry the hopes riding on the picture.
Thomas Tull’s Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have dared to hope that auds will find Guillermo del Toro’s giant-monsters-vs.-giant-robots opus as compelling as “Star Wars,” and that they’ll flock to it again and again, be it in cinemas, theme parks, graphic novels, games or apps. Legendary, which developed the property and put up 75% of its nearly $200 million production budget, needs the film to be a monster hit, given its economics and the leverage it could afford Tull in negotiating a new studio deal, if, as expected, he ends his company’s longtime partnership with Warner Bros.
“Pacific Rim” also represents a coming-out proclamation of sorts for Legendary, which is growing into a more full-fledged independent that hatches and bankrolls more homegrown movies. With its recent acquisition of »
- David S. Cohen
Legendary Entertainment plans to buy its own marketing agency, announcing an agreement on Thursday to buy FIVE33, which would focus exclusively on Thomas Tull’s growing slate of internally developed and mostly financed films like “Pacific Rim” and “Godzilla.”
Over the past several years, FIVE33 has specialized in helping studios eventize their films around the world through experiential marketing campaigns. In 2011, it built a massive pirate ship at Hollywood & Highland and ships in a bottle for malls on the east coast to hype Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”
In fact, Disney was one of the agency’s larger clients, which also have included Paramount and Universal, for which it worked on “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Oblivion.”
But the Legendary deal will now have FIVE33 build awareness around its new owner’s tentpoles, hyping them around the world and across multiple platforms.
FIVE33 certainly has a lot to work with. »
- Marc Graser
Legendary Entertainment is poised to leave the Warner Bros. fold by the end of the year and set up shop at a rival studio, unless the parties can mend their frayed relationship and come to terms on a new deal, which sources describe as “unlikely” at this juncture.
If the companies fail to extend their current co-production and distribution pact when they formally sit down to negotiate in the next month or so, it would spell the end to one of Hollywood’s most successful partnerships after eight years.
Tensions over their unresolved issues come at an awkward time for both, just as Warner Bros. is getting ready to release three of the partners’ high-profile summer titles, “Pacific Rim,” “Man of Steel” and “Hangover Part III.” All three offerings are expected to generate a massive box office haul for both sides, which are obligated to continue co-funding and releasing pictures »
- Marc Graser and Rachel Abrams
Sneak Peek cinematic trailers supporting the game "World Of Warcraft", that filmmaker Duncan Jones, director of "Moon" and "Source Code" continues developing as a big screen adaptation for Legendary Pictures ("Man Of Steel").
Set in the game worlds of continents 'Azeroth', 'Kalimdor', 'Northrend' and 'Pandaria', "World of Warcraft" is Blizzard's massively multi-player online role-playing game (Mmorpg) involving the completion of quests, with rewards for the player after a combination of points, items and in-game money.
Quests also allow characters to gain access to new skills and abilities, usually by killing a number of creatures, gathering a certain number of resources, visiting specific locations and interacting with objects in the world.
Game elements include fantasy, steampunk and science fiction, with gryphons, dragons, elves, steam-powered automata, zombies, werewolves, time travel, spaceships and alien worlds.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "World Of Warcraft"...
- Michael Stevens
News Glen Chapman 11 Apr 2013 - 06:58
The long in gestation World Of Warcraft movie, which was originally being developed by Sam Raimi, landed in the hands of Duncan Jones earlier this year, as things suddenly looked like they were moving forward. It'll be Jones' third feature, following the terrific duo of Source Code and particularly Moon, and he seems an excellent fit for the material.
In a recent interview the CEO of Legendary Pictures, Thomas Tull, has recently been chatting about the adaptation and here's what he had to say to Collider. “I think first of all is to lose the fact that it’s a video game movie and just concentrate on do you have a story that’s worth telling? Because if you look back to the 80s, comic book »
Blizzard Entertainment's very own convention, BlizzCon, (which skipped out last year in order to focus on finishing up their games) is coming back this year, and they've now announced when you'll be able to get your hands on the tickets to the big event. You better get your game face on, however, these are bound to go quickly. Check inside for all the details!
Here's the press release we were sent with all the details/information on how to get tickets to the convention:
Get ready for a storm of epic proportions! Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that tickets for its seventh BlizzCon® gaming convention will go on sale in two batches on April 24 and April 27. In addition, a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County will go on sale May 1.
Set to tear through the Anaheim Convention Center »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Sam Raimi has been all over the news due to Evil Dead and Army Of Darkness 2, but he also got a chance to talk about a couple projects that didn’t happen: Spider-man 4 and World Of Warcraft. Of course, they’ve both since moved on, with Marc Webb rebooting the Spider-man franchise and Duncan Jones taking over on WoW.
“I loved what she was doing with the auditions for ‘Spider-Man 4′…I didn’t get to see ‘Batman’ yet, because I’ve been working nonstop on ‘Oz’, but I hear she’s great in it.”
On what happened to World Of Warcraft:
“First, they asked me if I wanted to make it, and I said, ‘Yes, I love World of Warcraft, »
- Andy Greene
Duncan Jones was recently announced as director of the forthcoming World Of Warcraft adaptation, but it wasn’t so long ago that Sam Raimi was attached to the project. What went wrong then? Raimi spoke to Vulture about what happened. “First, they asked me if I wanted to make it, and I said, ‘Yes, I love World Of Warcraft, and I think it would make a great picture.’” Says Raimi. “So I read a screenplay they had that was written by the guys at [Warcraft developer] Blizzard, and it didn’t quite work for me. I told them I wanted to make my own...
- George Wales
Once upon a time, Spider-Man director Sam Raimi was set to direct the adaptation of Blizzard’s uber-successful Mmorpg, World of Warcraft. It was a time for celebration amongst movie fans and gamers alike as Raimi seemed like a bold, exciting choice for the project which promised to rival the scope of films such as The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. And then, with the wave of a wizard’s staff, Raimi was off the project. While World Of Warcraft is now getting back on track with Duncan Jones (Source Code) in the director’s chair, we never quite knew what was the cause behind Raimi’s departure. Until today that is. Hit the jump for the full story, including further details on why he also left Spider-Man 4, and what he thinks of Marvel’s wonder boy, Joss Whedon. Speaking to Vulture about Raimi's latest film, Oz The Great and Powerful, »
- Ben Umstead
Back in January it was announced that Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones would be directing a World of WarCraft movie for Legendary Pictures and they were aiming for a 2015 release date. It wasn’t too long ago that Spider-Man director Sam Raimi was attached (before he decided he’d make Oz: The Great and [...]
- Liam Goodwin
Sam Raimi. Claridges. Warm Saturday afternoon in London. Days don’t get much better for me than that. In fact, you could take out the last two. But, this being Den Of Geek, we do it properly (plus the Travelodge was booked up). And while others in the interview holding room are beaming at the thought of meeting James Franco and Zach Braff (a good double act, apparently), it’s all about Raimi for me.
When I meet him in he’s dressed in a crumpled suit that looks like its bearing the weight of a thousand press junkets. Which may not be too far from the truth. Oz The Great and Powerful, a prequel-of-sorts to The Wizard of Oz, sees Raimi embark on »
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