While the deal isn’t yet locked up tight, it appears that Fox has won the auction for the TV rights to “The Lost World,” Steven Spielberg’s smash sequel to “Jurassic Park.”
For a wallet-popping $70 million to $80 million, Fox will be able to air the film 10 times, starting as early as November 1998.
Fox will also get the film before it airs on any pay-cable outlet, such as HBO or Showtime.
“The Lost World” has already grossed nearly $150 million at the box office. This deal would be the most expensive ever for the right to air a single movie on TV.
A Fox spokesman would not comment on the deal.
Previously, Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” and “Schindler’s List” were sold to NBC for $50 million.
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