The divorce papers have been signed between Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Universal Pictures is the hot young girlfriend who signed a distribution dealing with the newly-freed production company, and now it's just a matter of who gets the kids.
Just days after Legendary opted out of the Man of Steel
sequel to focus on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar
, which has a joint distribution deal between Warner Bros. and Paramount, Warner Bros. has decided to allow Legendary to walk away with Sergei (Mongol
Bodrov's adaptation of Joseph Delaney's Seventh Son
, starring Jeff Bridges (as a sorcerer) and Julianne Moore.
The movie has been dropped from its January 17 release date, having just moved there a few months back, and it's being reported that Universal will step in as a distributor only, the movie having already been fully financed by Legendary. According to The Hollywood Reporter
, Universal hasn't picked a new release date although they're essentially creating more time since the movie's completion in 2012.
Legendary is still involved with Warner Bros.' upcoming releases 300: Rise of an Empire
due out March 7 of next year and the reboot of Godzilla
, which is out May 16, 2014.
reports that Legendary is submitting their plans for a Warcraft
movie, directed by Duncan (Source Code
) Jones to Universal, as well as their plans for a "Hot Wheels" movie, one based on the video game Mass Effect
, a new movie from Michael Mann starring Chris Hemsworth.