Legendary Pictures To Co-Finance INTERSTELLAR In Place Of MAN OF STEEL Follow-Up
Despite Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures splitting earlier this summer, the latter is in final negotiations to take part in financing Christopher Nolan's Interstellar after being turned down for the Man Of Steel sequel (aka Batman/Superman).
Legendary Pictures' co-financing deal with Warner Bros. dissolved back in June, but the former will still have a stake in many of the studio's major productions in 2014. In addition to Seventh Son 300: Rise Of An Empire and Godzilla, Legendary will now contribute financially to WB's upcoming co-production with Paramount, the Christopher Nolan-directed sci-fi epic Interstellar (despite earlier reports saying otherwise). According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary will finance 25% or more of the film's big budget, which recently began production.
During the divorce proceedings, however, Legendary wanted in on another Warner Bros. project: the follow-up to Man Of Steel, which was recently confirmed to be a Superman/Batman team-up set for a Summer 2015 release. But WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara refused the bargain, since the studio wants to keep its DC Comics properties to itself. Instead, Legendary was offered a piece of Interstellar (which hits theaters November 7th, 2014), which it immediately took after co-financing Nolan's Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy (all of which were highly successful). Beyond 2014, Legendary's properties (such as Hot Wheels, Warcraft and Mass Effect) will be distributed by Universal Pictures.
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