FX network acquires the rights to 'Super 8'


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Eager to see Super 8 again? That’s what FX is hoping.

The cable net confirms to EW that it has secured the rights to the J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg collaboration, following a weekend where the sci-fi flick garnered both critical praise and solid box office earnings.

Super 8 is the latest in a string of acquisitions made by the network. Just two weeks ago, it snagged the rights to The Hangover Part II, which is slated for a late 2013/early 2014 premiere.

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FX buys rights to ‘The Hangover Part II’

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  • JPX

    In 2011 why would anyone ever want to watch an edited, pan-and-scan version of a movie that will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray, movie channels, etc months before it ever airs on TV. Seriously, when was the last time you ever watched a full length movie on commercial television?

    • Marten

      Ummmm…. like last weekend. There were doing a Man with No Name marathon on AMC.

      • JPX


      • Mccade

        Steallr work there everyone. I\’ll keep on reading.

    • ed

      Having worked in cable TV for many years, I can say with confidence many people will watch the movie on commercial TV. Over 1/3 of the households in US have only over the air TV and of those who choose cable, well, they sub to basic tier

    • Justin F

      HD Channels (like FX) broadcast most movies in a 16:9 ratio (roughly 1.78:1) which is pretty good until you get some 2.4:1 cinemascope epic.

    • Henri M.

      The only time I ever watch movies on television, is if it’s a PG-13 comedy or a PG-13 action movie.

  • TOM

    I saw this movie yesterday and I wasn’t bowled over. If anything….I was underwhelmed.
    The good points—I loved the ‘Close Encounters’/70s vibe that ran throughout the picture. (I could also appreciate that bad 70s fashion didn’t distract from the story). The story,…I like the IDEA that this film tried to tell and the whole concept of the ‘monster’…but the payoff wasn’t there.
    I am also appric

  • Landon

    Man… I don’t get what everyone thinks was so great about this movie. I was totally hoping to see this outrageous awesome movie. Guess what? I was more excited during the Transformers 3 trailer than I ever was during this kids flick.

    • Jacob

      Comment reeks of not being sophisticated.

  • Landon

    BTW.. It was an okay movie. I just didn’t think it was really a sophisticated enough story for grown adults. Kinda reminded me of a newer grittier “Explorers” from the 80’s.

  • Teeteei

    Is the Smoke Monster in this?

  • Sam J

    This sis a great coming of age/ boy falls in love for first time drama, desguised as a sci fi/creature blockbuster thats mediocre. The story of the creature and how to deal with it were weak, but the young teen drama was quite effective. The ending was unexpected and against sci fi genre cliche. See with your sons and/or daughters age 10 and up.

  • DK-Aureus

    With that much cash flying around, it seems that SOMEONE would be able to pick up the rights to Firefly.

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