Legendary Pictures is set to develop a live-action feature film version of the Japanese manga and hit anime series My Hero Academia. The property was created by Kohei Horikoshi and published by Shueisha and it actually has a pretty awesome concept! I haven’t read the manga, but I’ve been watching the anime on Netflix. My Hero Academia is set in a world in which 80% of humanity has developed some sort of special powers, known as quirks — not all of them super, and not all used for good. The story itself focuses on a young boy who obsessively follows the new heroes while having no abilities of his own. It’s going to be really interesting to see how this adaptation is handled. This is such a fun story that is set in a wild and cool universe. There’s so much stuff to play with and I honestly would rather see a big budget live-action series than a big budget two-hour film. But, if the film manages to capture the awesomeness of the series, that would be great! … [Read more...] about MY HERO ACADEMIA is Getting a Live-Action Adaptation By Legendary Pictures
As we were all expecting, Legendary Pictures is reportedly getting ready to leave its distribution and co-financing deal with Universal Pictures and is headed back to Warner Bros. I always thought it was interesting that Legendary seemed to keep one foot in over at WB after they left them for Universal. Not long after they left WB, they moved Kong: Skull Island from Universal Pictures to WB because they wanted to keep the giant franchises under the same distributor. Then later on after releasing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Skyscraper under the Universal distribution deal, they moved Detective Pikachu to WB as well. Things obviously just didn't work out the way they were hoping they would when Legendary moved to Universal. In the end, none of their plans paid off. The news of the move comes from Variety, but a new deal has yet to be signed. As of right now, the two studios are negotiating the terms and they are expected to come to an agreement shortly. The report … [Read more...] about Legendary Pictures is Leaving Universal Pictures and Going Back To Warner Bros.
Legendary Pictures developing supervillain heist movie Get ready for a new twist on the superhero movie. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Legendary Pictures has picked up an untitled superhero heist movie from Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin, the duo behind the Irish revenge thriller Bad Day for the Cut. The superhero film has yet to be named, but the trade describes the plot as “being a subversion on the superhero genre in which a group of career criminals stage a heist on the lair of a superhero and must escape with their lives when everything goes wrong.” As they did with Bad Day, Baugh will direct the picture and co-produce alongside Mullin. Bad Day for the Cut premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and earned stellar reviews. Described as “a witty and ultra-violent thriller,” Bad Day for the Cut sees a mild-mannered farmer sets off on a bloody quest for vengeance after his elderly mother is murdered. As he tracks her killers … [Read more...] about Legendary Pictures Developing Supervillain Heist Movie
Here’s an interesting idea: a superhero heist film. When I first heard the phrase, I thought it would be a movie where for whatever reason some superheroes were trying to steal a diamond or something a la Ocean’s Eleven. However, it turns out that I’m wrong. Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin have been hired by Legendary to work on a film where a group of criminals will try to rob a superhero’s hideout. Of course, things go wrong, and they’ll have to try to escape the hero’s lair with their lives. This actually sounds like a fun premise to me. The film is untitled, but I’m excited to hear more about it as things develop. You may know Baugh and Mullin from Bad Day for the Cut and it looks like they will be writing the film, producing the film, and Baugh will even direct the film. What do you think of this premise? Is it a nice change in pace? Source: THR … [Read more...] about A Superhero Heist Film is in the Works at Legendary Pictures
Lakeith Stanfield to star in Prince Of Cats adaptation for Legendary According to Deadline, Legendary Pictures has acquired the rights to the graphic novel Prince of Cats and has tapped actor Lakeith Stanfield to star. Legendary aims to turn the film into a star vehicle for Stanfield. The actor can currently be seen in Boots Riley’s workplace satire Sorry To Bother You, as well as Donald Glover’s FX series Atlanta. RELATED: They Hear It: Legendary Secures Rights to Horror Short Producer and writer Selwyn Sefyu Hinds will be adapting Ron Wimberly’s graphic novel, a stylized re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The story is told from Tybalt’s perspective, he and his fellow Capulets navigate Brooklyn’s hip-hop scene in the 1980s, a world filled with music and swordfights with their Montague rivals. Initially published by DC’s Vertigo imprint, Prince of Cats is currently published by … [Read more...] about Lakeith Stanfield To Star in Prince Of Cats for Legendary Pictures