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Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013

‘Dracula’ with Luke Evans set for 2014 as Legendary partners with Universal, ‘Jurassic Park IV’ likely to start

Universal has set release dates for two Fall 2014 movies and may be getting help funding a new Jurassic Park film.

First up is Dracula, starring Luke Evans and directed by Gary Shore. That will arrive in theaters on October 3, 2014. Once called Dracula Year Zero, the film is an origin story and the studio to rejuvenate their classic monsters.

Luke Evans will go from Zeus in 'Immortals' to Dracula in 2014

Luke Evans will go from Zeus in ‘Immortals’ to Dracula in 2014

This is likely the first project co-financed with Legaendary, see more below.

Search Party, a comedy directed by Scot Armstrong (writer of Road Trip, Old School and The Hangover: Part II) and starring Thomas Middleditch, TJ Miller and Adam Pally. That’ll be out September 12, 2014.

The biggest news may be Legendary Pictures partnering with Universal to get the Jurassic Park film into production. Legendary is considering co-funding the high-profile Jurassic Park 4.

Production on JP4 is expected to begin next year under director Colin Trevorrow in anticipation of a 2015 release date, and while Legendary won’t make a final decision with regards to co-financing until they’ve seen the final script, it would seem obvious for the pair to join forces on the promising project.

Per Variety, this will continue for the first two years of the deal, after which Legendary will invest $350 million a year for the next three years of the deal.  On the flipside, Universal has committed $175 million to a portion of Legendary’s films.  The deal, however, does not allow Legendary to board any of the Fast & Furious movies or the Illumination Entertainment animated films (Despicable Me).

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