Legendary Pictures has been trying to sink their teeth into every hot property they’ve been able to get their hands on recently. After they split up with their BFF, Warner Brothers, they picked up Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar‘ and have been aggressively looking for more properties to get in bed with.
Now it looks like they are looking to co-finance a couple films from Universal including new director Gary Shore’s ‘Dracula’ as well as Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park 4‘.
I can see the upcoming reboot of the ‘Jurassic Park’ series being a great pickup for Legendary Pictures as they clearly enjoyed a successful run with ‘Pacific Rim‘ and are still working on ‘Godzilla‘ from their previous contract with ‘Warner Brothers’. Big monsters in movies are something they can easily be a realm they can work with. While it’s not finalized until they see the script, I’m pretty sure ‘Jurassic Park 4,’ would be an easy pickup for them and if they are rebooting the film, I hope they end up changing the name.
The big question, though, is ‘Dracula’. With a Dario Argento film having its US release this Fall as well as NBC’s upcoming ‘Dracula’ television series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, it makes you wonder what exactly Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama did to the screenplay to make it so attractive to the studio? There’s a lot of Dracula going on right now and something here has to really stand out to make it surpass these 2 (and the thousand iterations that have already been released.)
Not that I’ll complain about having some real vampires on the screen once again with a big budget behind them. You know, the kind that don’t sparkle. Oddly enough, the movie is already filming which is strange as usually Legendary comes in on the ground floor.
Dracula is currently starring Luke Evans (‘Immortals‘), Dominic Cooper (‘Captain America: The First Avenger‘), and Sarah Gadon (‘Antiviral’) with a slew of supporting characters. While I tend to enjoy both Luke and Dominc’s performances, I’m still curious as to what they may have stuck in here to really sell us on a new ‘Dracula’ movie.
So I have to ask, which of these two films are you more excited for? It’s Dinosaur vs. Dracula on Legendary’s plate. Would you prefer one over the other or would you want to check out both on the big screen?
Source: Cinema Blend.