Package includes 'The Hobbit' and final three 'Twilight' titles
BERLIN – RTL Germany and Tele Muenchen Group have inked a wide-ranging licensing deal that includes the TV premieres of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and the last three installments of “The Twilight Saga.”
Local teen fantasy “Ruby Red,” about a 16-year-old girl who discovers the ability to time travel and becomes ensnared in a generations-old conspiracy, is also included in the deal.
The pic bowed last week in German cinemas with an estimated $1.1 million behind “Oz: The Great and Powerful” and “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” via TMG-owned distrib Concorde.
Also part of the agreement are extensive rights to TMG’s library titles, including such high-profile films as the first two “Terminator” movies, three installments from the “Rocky” franchise, Pierce Brosnan starrer “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “Wild Wild West,” with Will Smith.
Splendid’s recent and upcoming releases include “The Last Stand,” “The Expendables 2,” “The Iceman,” “Hours” and “I, Frankenstein.”