Diablo Movie info
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Few weeks ago, a rumor circulated the net that Gary Whitta would be working with Legendary Pictures to develop a Diablo film. The participation of Gary Whitta hasn't been confirmed, but surprise-surprise.
Legendary Pictures website is listing DIABLO under the 'In Development' section. No press release has been made available. The news section has been replaced by a 'Legendary 2.0 is coming soon' notice.
A week ago, the news section over at Legendary Pictures website had not been updated since Q3 2006. Stay tuned for any updates. A press release could be posted by them in a few days. Diablo is coming to the big screen!
Blizzard Entertainment, manufacturer of the popular Diablo and Diablo II games, is suing New Line over that company’s choice to title an in-production film “Diablo.” Blizzard accuses New Line of trying to capitalize on the title of its game series that has sold over 5.6 million copies and brought in revenues of $103 million. Blizzard plans to eventually create a series of Diablo films. The first, entitled simply “Diablo,” was filed for trademark in April 1996, and the second, “Diablo II: Salvation,” was filed in February 1997.
Both trademarks were approved in July 2000. New Line filed to oppose Blizzard’s Diablo movie trademark. I don’t think it would be too hard for New Line to pick a new snazzy name for its film that doesn’t mess up Blizzard’s long-held plans for a Diablo movie series. That’s assuming that Vin Diesel isn’t playing a character called “Diablo” in the action film. I did a search on DiabloMovie.com and someone in Australia has been parking the domain since September 30, 2000. I don’t think that will last too long.