According to THR, the behind-the-scenes conflict between Warner Bros. and producer Legendary Entertainment may be coming to an end.
The website points out that “Warner is close to making a deal with Legendary on the release of ‘Godzilla vs. Kong ”and“ Dune ”. If the deal goes through, it would mean avoiding a legal showdown due to Warner’s surprising decision to release all of his 2021 films simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max.
Details of the eventual deal have not been released.
It should be remembered that Legendary challenged the distributor’s decision to launch “Duna” and “Godzilla vs. Kong ‘, two great cinematographic pieces, virtually.
Legendary executives discovered this release policy, which follows in the footsteps of “Wonder Woman 1984,” just 30 minutes before Warner Bros.’s public statement. As previously reported, Legendary has reportedly placed Netflix as one of the potential partners to purchase “ Godzilla vs. Kong ‘for $ 250 million, but Warner blocked the decision.
Deadline also adds that Legendary Entertainment and its partners “provided 75% of the required $ 165 million ‘Dune’ budget,” providing a “similar amount of funding for the film” Godzilla vs. Kong ‘”. Now, company executives are questioning whether releasing these streaming movies will compromise the “long-term viability of the franchise.”
“Godzilla vs. Kong ‘is the fourth entry into the legendary monster universe, following’ Godzilla ‘,’ Kong: Skull Island ‘and’ Godzilla II: King of the Monsters’, and is slated for release on May 21, 2021.
‘Duna’, meanwhile, is the long-awaited adaptation directed by Denis Villeneuve that will bring names like Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista and others to the screen. The film will premiere on October 1, 2021.
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