Lionsgate to Test Premium VOD Service With Film Featuring ‘Twilight’ Star

Aug 10, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Lionsgate plans to sell access to "Abduction," a movie starring "Twilight" actor Taylor Lautner, on television for as little as $6.99 just three months after its release in movie theaters, reports Bloomberg.

The film is slated to hit theaters Sept. 23, and would be offered on pay TV for about 10 days starting Dec. 23. That would make the film available on TV a month before the DVD release.

"Abduction" would mark Lionsgate’s first test of premium VOD, as studios continue to experiment with earlier release dates to compensate for declining DVD sales. "Abduction," a thriller, is about a teenager who realizes the people he thought were his parents aren’t really his parents when he finds a picture of himself on a missing persons website.

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