Franchise Pictures, the LA production powerhouse behind box office hit The Whole Nine Yards, has signed an exclusive five picture deal with HBO Asia.

The films in the package are The Whole Nine Yards, Battlefield Earth starring John Travolta, The Pledge starring Jack Nicholson, Get Carter with Sylvester Stallone and The Art Of War with Wesley Snipes.

Based in Singapore, HBO Asia is the pay TV service of HBO Pacific Partners, a joint venture of Time Warner Entertainment, Paramount Films of Southeast Asia, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Universal Studios. Its channels are HBO, HBO2 and Cinemax - the Franchise films will screen on HBO and Cinemax.

HBO Asia also licenses product on an exclusive basis from Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Columbia TriStar and DreamWorks.