Dune and Godzilla VS King Kong Creator may Take legal actions on Warner Bros. & HBO Max

Dune and Godzilla VS King Kong Creator may Take legal actions on Warner Bros. & HBO Max
Dune and Godzilla VS King Kong Creator may Take legal actions on Warner Bros. & HBO Max

Last Updated on December 11, 2020 by

The fallout extends over the historic announcement of WarnerMedia that Warner Bros.’ full slate of 2021 films will stream on HBO Max on the very day they will be able in movie theaters. The WB hit movies will have a month-long streaming limit before being withdrawn from the service, with the film staying in cinemas to play to big-screen fans. But Legendary Entertainment, which bankrolled a critical portion of the production expenses on both Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and the huge beast face-off Godzilla vs. Kong, is not happy with the decision and could be pondering proper action.

‘Dune’ and ‘Godzilla VS King Kong’ producer might sue Warner Bros. for HBO Max deal

'Godzilla VS King Kong'
‘Godzilla VS King Kong’

The plan is floated in a business conversation between Peter Bart and Mike Fleming. The 2 reporters usually go back and forth on a huge issue, and the Warner Bros. decision to reveal a full year of its program to its streaming service, HBO Max, certainly qualifies. While speaking on Legendary Entertainment’s potential legal aid against Warner Bros., Fleming affirms:

I’m discovering that Legendary Entertainment either has or will send legal messages to Warner Bros as soon as now, challenging the decision to put the Denis Villeneuve-directed Dune into the HBO Max deal, and maybe Godzilla Vs. Kong, as well. References said Legendary had no earlier report before last week’s announcement that both Dune and Godzilla Vs. Kong fitted in the plan of HBO Max.

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming think that Legendary likely has some legal support to survive on. The argument probably whirls around the idea that after setting up nearly 75% of the production budget on Dune, and a similar funding measure on Godzilla Vs. Kong, Legendary could feel that these two franchises’ long-term viability as theatrical draws could be damaged if they start their life in a streaming setting. In Legendary’s eyes, both Godzilla and King Kong franchises should be crowding fans into movie halls for years to come, while Dune — if rightly done — could sustain a six-film series.

'Dune'
‘Dune’

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming think that Legendary likely has some legal support to survive on. The argument probably whirls around the idea that after setting up nearly 75% of the production budget on Dune, and a similar funding measure on Godzilla Vs. Kong, Legendary could feel that these two franchises’ long-term viability as professional draws could be destroyed if they start their life in a streaming setting. In Legendary’s eyes, both Godzilla and King Kong franchises should be crowding fans into movie halls for years to come, while Dune, if rightly done, could sustain a six-film series.

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