Legendary Pictures trades ‘Man of Steel’ sequel for a piece of ‘Interstellar’

Christopher Nolan on the Set of The Dark Knight Rises

Yahoo! Movies is reporting that Legendary Pictures, has bowed out Warner Bros. Man of Steel sequel in exchange for a stake in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Interstellar.

By helping finance Nolan’s new Sci-Fi film, Legendary has ensured that they will remain in business with Warner Bros. past the expiration of their eight-year financing a co-production pact, which is scheduled to expire this year.

Legendary recently entered into a five-year film partnership with Universal Pictures. This partnership is due to begin in 2014.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, several films that were expected to be distributed by Warner Bros. are no longer set for treatment. Films like Hot Wheels, Mass Effect, Cyber, and Warcraft, based on the widely-popular Blizzard Entertainment game, are now expected to be shown to Universal.

The fate of each of these films lies in the hands of Universal, who will decide which of them the studio will choose to co-finance.

Interstellar will center on the exploration of physicist Kip Thorne’s theories about gravity fields, wormholes, and several hypotheses that Albert Einstein was never able to prove.

The movie is currently filming in Alberta, Canada and features quite the stellar cast. The cast includes such actors as Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Ellen Burnstyn, Topher Grace, and Casey Affleck.

Insterstellar is scheduled to hit theaters on November 7th, 2014.

Topics: Christopher Nolan, Interstellar, Legendary Pictures, Man Of Steel, Warner Bros.

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  • Alex Vidal

    Legendary didn’t trade Man of Steel 2 for Interstellar…WB didn’t allow Legendary to finance it, Legendary wanted to be part of the sequel and WB said no.

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