It’s always interesting when industries collide. And despite games becoming bigger and bigger every day, the money flowing around Hollywood is probably bigger by an order of magnitude. When you see a major critical and commercial success like Gears of War, is it even comparable to the success and money generated by something like The Dark Knight, which was produced by Legendary?
Still, diversification is the way to go, and what with the Unreal Engine, Gears of War in both game and movie form, and probably a few other projects making steady money, Epic Games makes sense for a big producer like Legendary to acquire. They’re both staying mum, which is as good as saying they’re going through with it, but expect to hear more about it in the next couple weeks.