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'2012' Goes to FX Network Next Year

November 16, 2009 06:53:13 GMT

FX Network, known to have purchased the TV rights to many box office movies, has acquired the ones for '2012' and 'Zombieland'.


'2012' Goes to FX Network Next Year
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Literally hours after finding out that "2012 (2009)" has gathered around $225 million in its opening weekend on theaters, FX Network snatched the opportunity to be the network with its TV broadcasting right. FX will begin airing the movie directed by Roland Emmerich on its screen starting early 2012.

Although "2012" performed quite well in the box office both domestically and internationally, FX paid a standard fee for the license. According to THR, the cable put out 12% of the domestic income, which is around $7.8 million. FX also paid 12% for another box office champ, "Zombieland".

Emmerich previously revealed that he has an interest in developing a sequel to "2012" as a TV series. "The plan is that it is 2013 and it's about what happens after the disaster," Emmerich opened up about the plot. "It is about the resettling of Earth. That is very, very fascinating." Mark Gordon ("Grey's Anatomy") is slated to assist him in the production.

However, it looks like "2012" the TV series will be bought by ABC to replace "Lost" which is ending it all in midseason 2010.

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posted by Etznab on Nov 16, 2009
"2012: Time for Change" projects a radical alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by Emmy Award nominee Joao Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. As conscious agents of evolution, we can redesign post-industrial society on ecological principles to make a world that works for all. Rather than breakdown and barbarism, 2012 will herald the birth of a regenerative planetary culture, where collaboration replaces competition, where exploration of psyche and spirit becomes the new cutting edge, replacing the sterile materialism that has pushed our world to the brink. Interviews with design scientists, anthropologists, physicists such as Dean Radin, Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Todd and Paul Stamets and celebrities such as Sting, Ellen Page and Gilberto Gil.

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