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Dune’s production company may take legal action against HBO Max’s transactions

Legendary Entertainment is the next Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong movie production company, calling for legal action against Warner Bros. after it was recently announced that it would release the next movie slate on HBO Max. As reported by Variety, Legendary is preparing for the possibility of proceedings after being locked out of discussions about the massive move of 17 films to debut on HBO Max on the same day as the theatrical release. ..

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As a production company, Legendary has funded both Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong. Both films cost $ 175 million and $ 160 million, respectively, and legendaries are reported to make up the majority of these claims. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much say about how the movie would be released. Since Warner Bros. and Legendary have been working together for years, Legendary is expected to see off significant box office revenue with the option of home streaming, so the two together have a better advantage. I want to be able to make a deal. One of the options Legendary may pursue is to have Warner Bros. fully purchase both films from Legendary.

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Legendary isn’t the only company upset by HBO Max’s deal. AMC Theaters recently expressed concern about effectively bypassing cinemas with the same-day streaming option. According to variety sources, Dune’s director Dennis Villeneuve is also dissatisfied with the move because he prefers to see his blockbuster on the big screen rather than an inconsistent home theater setup. I will.

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Godzilla vs. Kong will be released at the theater and HBO Max on May 21, 2021, but Dune will debut on October 1, after a recent delay in 2021. For more information, see Warner Bros. HBO’s pros and cons. Everything that comes to HBO Max with Max Streaming Contracts.

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Matthew Adler is a writer for IGN features, news, previews, reviews, and wikis. You can follow him on Twitter @MatthewAdler Watch him stream on Twitch.

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