It may just have opened in theaters, but we already know where and when Sylvester Stallone’s latest comeback movie, The Expendables will appear on television; Spike has just bought the rights to the movie for an April 2013 debut.
The deal between Spike and distributor Lionsgate continues the relationship started when the cable channel picked up the television rights to Kick-Ass earlier this year, and the terms are being kept secret by both parties. While Spike has had success with their movie screenings in the past, I can’t help but wonder how many people will really be that interested in watching the movie three years from now considering the DVD release, Netflix streaming and whatever else might happen in the distribution landscape in the next few years…
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