FX snapped up the basic cable rights to the “Twilight” vampire film franchise, following the major opening weekend box office receipts for “New Moon,” the second film in the series, Variety reports.
The deal includes rights to all four planned films in the franchise, although the fourth film hasn’t yet received a studio go-ahead. The price is 10 percent to 12 percent of the box office, with a cap. Other films in the package deal include Iraq War film “The Hurt Locker.”
FX can begin airing "Twilight," the first film in the series, in late 2011. Pay cable rights are with Showtime.