The Weinstein Co. and MGM have cut their original three-year distribution deal short by three months, according to Variety. The Weinstein Co. will take back seven films to release on its own between now and the end of the year, including Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno, which opens Oct. 31, and the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's haunting tome The Road, which hits theaters Nov. 14.

MGM will still release two titles from TWC's Dimension Films, including the Bernie Mac-Samuel L. Jackson comedy Soul Men, opening Nov. 7, and Christmas Day sports drama Hurricane Season, which stars Forest Whitaker.

The decision to exit the agreement early came after The Weinstein Co. signed its own pay TV output deal with Showtime, instead of relying on MGM's Showtime deal, a main impetus for the pairing with MGM.