EXCLUSIVE: Erebus Pictures, the genre specialty label formed by KISS co-founder Gene Simmons and WWE Studios, has locked Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable (Brothers And Sisters) and WWE star Seth Rollins to star in Temple, a thriller that will be directed by John Stockwell. Filming begins this week and Snipes is producing with Simmons and WWE Studios president Michael Luisi.
Scripted by Matt Savelloni, the thriller follows a team of trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its artificial intelligence is suddenly shut down. There, they begin to experience strange and horrific phenomena.
Both Simmons and Luisi, who hatched Erebus Pictures to produce elevated genre fare, said they were sparked to get their first picture underway with that cast and Stockwell. Said Snipes: “It’s exciting to find myself in a genre I have always wanted to explore. We are looking forward to a great brand collaboration with Erebus, WWE and Gene.”
WWE Studios will use the flagship’s promotional platform to launch the film when it’s ready. WWE Studios will handle North American sales and Voltage Pictures will handle international sales. Bradley Buchanan handled negotiations on behalf of WWE Studios.