FX just made the purchase of a lifetime! The network has reportedly acquired the rights to all four movies in the The Twilight Saga, including Breaking Dawn, which hasn’t even gone into production yet.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, FX did the deal with Summit Entertainment, which also includes a few other movies; but none with the popularity of the Twilight franchise.
FX will start running Twilight beginning in late 2011. New Moon, which opened at $142.8 million domestically this past weekend, will be available in late 2012.
Eclipse, which is slated for a June 30 release, will have its premiere on FX in early 2013. Summit has yet to green-light production on Breaking Down.
According to the report, FX could end up paying close to $100 million for the four movies. But it’s well worth it! They’ll definitely get their money’s worth!