Legendary has tapped veteran scribe Eric Roth to write the “Dune” reboot. “Arrival” and “Sicario” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is directing the movie. Legendary closed a deal with the Frank Herbert…
Director Denis Villeneuve says he’s been in two “parallel universes” the last several months, promoting his Oscar-nominated film “Arrival” and soaking up the awards season adulation, while also…
“Blade Runner: 2049” director Denis Villeneuve looks ready to jump into another classic fixture from the sci-fi world. Sources tell Variety that Villeneuve is in early talks to direct Legendary’s…
Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights from the Frank Herbert estate for his iconic novel “Dune,” granting the production entity the film and television motion picture rights to the work…
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to Frank Pavich's documentary "Jodorowsky's Dune," two months after the film played at the Directors Fortnight section at Cannes.
Warner Bros. is in talks with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and New York-based financial firm Dune Capital for a major co-financing deal that would help replace Legendary's coin when the production…
Indulging one of film history's more entertaining "what might have been" stories, first-timer Frank Pavich delivers his own mind-blowing cult movie.
Paramount has given the greenlight to the found footage pic "Almanac," hoping for a “Chronicle”-like success. Michael Bay will produce through his Platinum Dunes banner along with his partners Andrew…
Terrence Dugan, a partner in the business and finance practice at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, sums up the current state of film financing in one simple sentence: " the search for junior capital."…
Marking the first slate financing arrangement to close since the financial meltdown of 2008, 20th Century Fox has made a deal for just north of $400 million to help fund nearly all its films over the…
Twentieth Century Fox is close to another slate deal arranged by financial guru Chip Seelig, but this time it won't be through longtime Fox partner Dune Capital Management.
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