FX network recently purchased the cable rights to five unreleased motion pictures from Sony's Columbia Pictures, which are Vantage Point starring Dennis Quiad and Matthew Fox, The Pineapple Express starring Seth Rogan, Step Brothers starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, 21 starring Kevin Spacey and The International starring Clive Owen. According to Variety, the deal also includes these three other released films: Walk Hard, Untraceable and We Own the Night.
FX network doesn't focus on re-runs as much as it does the exclusive film rights to stay competitive with rivals TNT and USA. The network has also picked up the rights to The Simpsons Movie, Superbad, Spiderman 3, Live Free or Die Hard, Wild Hogs and Ghost Rider.
FX network is scheduled to air the featured films within about 28 months of their debut in theaters and pay-per-view channels.