Variety reports that FX has boughts rights to the network window for 12 titles from 20th Century Fox, including Fantastic Four and Elektra:
FX has engineered one of the biggest theatrical-movie deals in its 11-year history, shelling out about $75 million to buy the network window to 12 titles from 20th Century Fox, including "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "Fantastic Four" and "Robots."
The other titles in the 20th bundle, some of which will get to FX in 2008, after their exclusive pay TV run on HBO, are "Kingdom of Heaven," "Fever Pitch," "Hide & Seek," "Elektra," "Taxi," "Sideways," "Paparazzi," "Flight of the Phoenix" and "Fat Albert."
As part of the deal, Twentieth TV reserves the right to sell any of the pictures in a window to a broadcast network. Twentieth would carve the window out in the second or third year of FX's five-year window. The most likely titles to stir the interest of a broadcast network are "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and "Fantastic Four."
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