Comic Con: With 'Crimson Peak,' 'Warcraft' And 'Skull Island,' Legendary Lays Out Its Future With Universal

July 26, 2014 11:13 PM

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Trotting out celebrities like Michael Mann, Chris Hemsworth and Guillermo del Toro, Legendary showed the crowd at Comic Con how its new marriage with Universal is going to play out. For years Legendary was the company financing hits at Warner Bros. like the Batman and Hangover movies. Now the company is partnered with Universal, a studio light on comic book franchises but big on something else – a library full of monsters.

Legendary is mixing its ability to make movies aimed at young men with Universal’s history of classic monsters like Frankenstein and Dracula to hopefully come up with some hits. A big one now on deck – Skull Island. The studio surprised fans with footage from a movie no one knew existed. Skull Islan...

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