The co-financer production company of “Dune” and “Godzilla vs. Kong,” Legendary Entertainment may take legal action against Warner Bros. The studio has decided to send its movies to HBO Max at the same time they debut in cinemas.
Even though Legendary Entertainment chipped in a significant portion of “Dune,” which cost roughly $175 million, and “Godzilla vs. Kong,” which is around $160 million. It was kept out of the loop while Warner Bros.’ plan to include the film in its the 17 films that will be sent to entire 2021 slate — to the subscription streaming service and any open movie theatres.
According to the information Legendary is trying to have conversations with Warner Bros. regarding its upcoming films.
Legendary and Warner Bros. have been collaborating since a very long time. Films such as Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy, “The Hangover” movies and the “Godzilla” franchise are in the list.
At first, Legendary is hoping to negotiate a more generous deal, but isn’t taking legal action off the table should the two companies fail to come to a compromise.
According to the information even though there is no legal challenge has been filed yet, a suit could materialize early this week. While it is yet not known that what legal grounds Legendary would use to challenge the decision, though it would likely involve some breach of contract.
“Godzilla vs. Kong” is currently scheduled to debut on May 21, 2021. “Dune” is slated to open on Oct. 1.