The sultans of slam and God of Thunder are conspiring to terrify you. WWE Studios and Kiss mogul Gene Simmons have paired up to launch Erebus Pictures, which will finance and produce horror films. The venture has pinned a three-picture co-production deal that will kick off with writer Matt Savelloni’s Temple. Erebus, named for the Greek god of darkness, will shop worldwide rights on all titles and will use WWE’s numerous platforms to market its titles.
“The horror genre continues to fascinate me as it proves to be endlessly thrilling and engaging for audiences,” rocker and reality star Simmons said. “I am so thrilled to be working with the masterminds from WWE Studios in launching Erebus Pictures.” Said WWE Studios President Michael Luisi: “Horror films fall into a genre that thrives on genuine passion, and I believe this partnership truly capitalizes on that sentiment and supports our vision.”
Temple follows a team of highly trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its artificial intelligence is suddenly shut down. They begin to experience strange and horrific phenomena as they attempt to uncover who or what killed the team previously stationed at the compound. A director will be named soon, the parties said. Erebus’ second features will start production later this year.