FX Acquires 'Super 8'

Super 8 - Movie Still: Kyle Chandler as Jackson Lamb  - 2011
François Duhamel/Paramount Pictures

The J.J. Abrams-Steven Spielberg film stars Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning.

FX has acquired the commercial television rights to Paramount's Super 8, the J.J. Abrams-Steven Spielberg team-up.

The male-skewing network will air the film in late 2013 or early 2014.

Super 8, starring Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning, centers on a sleepy town in Ohio and a group of friends who make a super-8 film by the train tracks -- capturing a mysterious creature that escapes and wreaks havoc.

Super 8, which has received positive reviews, debuted atop the domestic box office, taking in $37 million in its first weekend.

This comes after the cable network snagged Fox's X-Men: First Class, starring Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.

FX has been on a roll, acquiring rights to Disney's Tron: Legacy, Sony's The Green Hornet, Paramount's Rango and Warner Bros.' The Hangover Part II.

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