Summit Entertainment is shifting from Showtime to HBO. The studio has signed a new five-year output deal with HBO that will begin in January 2013. Summit’s current deal with Showtime was made in 2008 and included as many as 42 films including the “Twilight” movies.
Some of the films expected to be included in this new agreement include Ender’s Game and the Highlander reboot. The deal will run through 2017:
“We are extremely happy to have Summit Entertainment as our newest partner,” HBO president, film programming Bruce Grivetti said. “HBO is committed to delivering the best filmed entertainment to our subscribers and we believe Summit, an innovative and exciting producer, will play a vital role in the fulfilment of this promise.”
“We are proud to be in business with HBO and have our films programmed alongside many of the industry’s leading studios,” Summit Entertainment cho-chairman and CEO Rob Friedman added.