Spike Secures TV Rights To ‘Wolfman,' ‘Robin Hood' Films

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Spike TV has obtained cable distribution rights to blockbuster movie hits Robin Hood and Wolfman as part of a multi-network deal between MTV Networks and NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

As part of the deal announced Monday, male-targeted Spike will debut the Russell Crowe starrer Robin Hood ($310 million box office gross worldwide) as well as Wolfman ($160 million) and Green Zone ($94 million).

The deal with NBCU also includes legendary films Scarface, A Bronx Tale,Cape Fear, and the Jaws trilogy.

Wolfman and Green Zone debut June 1, 2012, while Robin Hood bows Sept. 1, 2012.

Comedy Central gets the broadcast premiere rights to the Russell Brand hit Get Him To The Greek ($60 million US box office) while MTV acquired first-run TV rights to the comedy film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World ($31 million.)
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"This action-packed movie package, highlighted by the premieres Robin Hood, Wolfman, and Green Zone, all feature the intensity and drama our guy-centric audience craves," said John Griffin, senior vice president, programming and acquisitions, MTV Networks.

Bruce Casino, senior vice president of cable and ancillary sales, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution added that the deal "establishes MTV Networks as a serious player in the network premiere window."