Warners Drops “Son,” “Warcraft,” “Mass Effect”

The end of the partnership between Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures has now entered the stage of dividing up their existing assets. In this case, it’s the half dozen or so upcoming projects that the companies had been involved in together.

As previously reported, Legendary is ditching its role in 2015’s “Batman vs. Superman” film in exchange for a piece of Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” next year. Legendary will also remain with Warners on next year’s “300: Rise of an Empire” and the reboot of “Godzilla”.

However, one of the first casualties is Sergei Bodrov’s “Seventh Son,” the fantasy feature starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes and Kit Harington. Legendary fully financed the film and thus it was a fairly easy project for Warners to let go.

Slated for release January 17th 2014, the already completed film has now been pulled off the release schedule and is being handed over to Legendary’s new partner Universal Pictures to distribute. No new date has yet been announced.

Plans for all Legendary’s other films in development and/or production are now being submitted to Universal. These include Duncan Jones’ “Warcraft” movie, the film adaptation of the “Mass Effect” video game series, Michael Mann’s cyber thriller starring Chris Hemsworth, Jaume-Collett Sera’s sea serpent tale “Here There Be Monsters,” the film based on the “Hot Wheels” towline, and Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror tale “Crimson Peak”.

Source: THR