The long-term agreement of which financial details have not been disclosed comprises 80 classic titles such as Rubinrot (Ruby Red), RED and Iron Man 1-3 as well as a large number of German TV debuts of current cinema releases.
The rights package for 2015 includes box office hit Divergent and its sequel Insurgent with Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Theo James (Underworld: Awakening) and Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment). Both parts are based on the bestsellers by Veronica Roth.
The bouquet also contains Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, Part 2 with Charlotte Gainsbourg (Melancholia), Willem Dafoe (Antichrist), Shia LaBeouf (Transformers) and Stellan Skarsgård (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), hacker drama The Zero Theorem by director Terry Gilliam with Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as well as The Salvation with Eva Green and Mads Mikkelsen.
Sky will also screen Saphirblau (Sapphire Blue), the film adaptation of part two in the bestselling trilogy from Kerstin Gier, Face of an Angel (based on the real-life story of Amanda Knox) with Daniel Brühl and Cara Delevingne as well as Fading Gigolo with Woody Allen, Vanessa Paradis and Sharon Stone. Sky subscribers can also look forward to mystery crime thriller Nightcrawler with Jake Gyllenhaal who makes a career for himself as a crime scene paparazzo.
In 2016, Sky will show The Last Witch Hunter featuring Vin Diesel on the hunt for witches in contemporary New York, sci-fi drama Selfless with Ryan Reynolds, Point Break (the remake of the 1991 film) and the adaptation of the bestselling novel Child 44 with Noomi Rapace, Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman.
In addition to Sky’s linear channels, subscribers will be able to watch the movies on-demand and on the go through add-on services Sky Anytime and Sky Go.