“We’ve been over there, getting paper cuts and maybe worse, for the past six years […] It’s different people coming together with different interests and just in general our thought was to earn a place in the community. Rather than just show up and say, “We’re here,” you have to understand where they’re coming from. The deal we struck with the China Film Group, we felt was the right place for us and important for us. But time will tell. We’ve had some real successes over there with things like Pacific Rim, which did pretty large numbers. But anybody who says they’ve got it figure out, I’d love to talk to them.”
Thomas Tull, CEO of Legendary Pictures, tells The Hollywood Reporter why the deals he’s made in China have been the most challenging of his career. Tull formed Legendary East in 2011 and collaborated with China Film Corp. in 2013.