Legendary East, an affiliated company of Legendary Entertainment, said on Monday afternoon that China Film Co. made "an over eight figure equity investment" in the films "Seventh Son" and "Warcraft."
If the pictures are approved for release in China, China Film Co. will distribute them there.
Universal Pictures, with whom Legendary Entertainment has a distribution and marketing pact, will release the movies in the U.S.; "Seventh Son" is slated to come out Feb. 6, 2015, and "Warcraft" on March 11, 2016.
Legendary Entertainment's credits include the "Dark Knight" and "Hangover" trilogies, and last summer's "Man of Steel." Legendary East, which has offices in Beijing and Hong Kong, was formed in 2011.
Legendary East and China Film Co. already have a relationship: In May, they signed a multi-year agreement to co-produce movies.
Legendary Entertainment signed a distribution deal with Universal Pictures in July. Under terms of the arrangement, Universal, a unit of
Legendary previously had a distribution and co-production deal with
"Seventh Son," a fantasy film that stars
"Warcraft" is based on an
The best-known of the "Warcraft" games is "World of Warcraft," a multiplayer online role-playing game that counted 7.7 million subscribers as of last summer.