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Legendary May Pick Up "Dracula," "Jurassic" Tab

By Garth Franklin Friday August 30th 2013 09:04AM

With Legendary Pictures' five-year co-financing and distribution deal with Universal Pictures done, talk of which projects the former might become involved in has begun.

Legendary's Thomas Tull is reportedly considering co-financing Gary Shore's "Dracula" project starring Luke Evans which is currently shooting in Belfast ahead of a release next August.

The film combines elements of Bram Stoker's original novel and the real life story of Vlad the Impaler. Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks and Art Parkinson also star.

Tull is also reportedly considering coming aboard Colin Trevorrow's "Jurassic Park IV" which is scheduled to begin production next year.

Legendary is reportedly committed to invest an average of $275 million in Universal projects for the first two years of the deal. That doesn't include either the "Fast and Furious" franchise or Illumination Entertainment's animated features which are all excluded from the agreement.

Source: Variety

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