Universal Pictures & LEGO Sign Exclusive Contract For New Film Franchises
It appears that the LEGO film franchise and Warner Bros. have parted ways based on a new report. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has signed a five-year exclusive deal with the LEGO Group to develop original films.
The deal led by Universal’s Donna Langley and LEGO Group’s Jill Wilfert will result in five-years of theatrically released feature films.
The original films were created by Warner Bros. and grossed a combined total of $1.1 billion globally. While those movies remain in Warner Bros. library, Universal is now able to produce any number of original films or anything based on their existing IP.
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Several fans have started campaigning for films based on Universal’s Fast and the Furious and Jurassic Park franchises. They have already produced smaller-scale projects for television based on the Jurassic Park properties, including Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit and Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar.
LEGO Group’s Wilfert will serve as producer on all projects developed and produced by Universal. Meanwhile, Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich will produce alongside Wilfert on the next LEGO-inspired film.
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