Legendary Entertainmentthe production and media company in bed with Warner Bros. in recent years, it has found a new home at Sony, THR reports today.
THR reports: “Under the terms of the deal, Legendary’s films will be distributed and made available worldwide by Sony, excluding China, where Legendary East will assume those duties. Sony will also handle home entertainment and television distribution for these films. Sony does not have a streaming service and Legendary will continue to work with other companies for streaming.”
Important to note, however, “The covenant does not include the Dune the Godzilla franchiseswhich will continue to be released by Warner Bros., Legendary’s previous partner.”
Legendary, you may recall, had moved from Warner Bros. to Universal in 2014, but the company had already returned to its former home at Warner Bros. until 2019.
“Sony’s commitment to theatrical distribution aligns with our vision of how to best derive the greatest value for Legendary’s films,” said Legendary CEO Joshua Grode. “The incredible line-up of films that Mary Parent has assembled is made for the theatrical experience, and we are thrilled to be working with Sony on this next phase of Legendary’s development. We are also grateful to Warner Bros. Pictures has been a valued partner of Legendary for many years, and we look forward to continuing our work with the talented executives at Warner/Discovery.”
Sony Pictures Motion Group CEO and Chairman Tom Rothman said in a statement: “Legendary is, well, legendary, and we’re excited and fortunate to add Josh and Mary’s strong slate to our continued commitment to great films in big screen”.
Horror films produced by Legendary Pictures include; Trick ‘r Treat, Pacific Rim, Godzilla, Dracula Untold, Jurassic World, Crimson Peak, Krampusand Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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