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TEMPLE Starring @wesleysnipes @WWERollins & @AnneHeche Goes Into Production


Principal Photography to start April 6th

Erebus Pictures, the genre specialty label formed by Multi Media Magnate and KISS co-founder Gene Simmons and WWE Studios, announced today that Wesley Snipes (The Expendables 3), Anne Heche (Wild Card), Dave Annable (Brothers and Sisters) and WWE Superstar Seth Rollins are on board to star in the John Stockwell directed thriller TEMPLE. Filming will commence on Wednesday, April 6th. Snipes will also serve as a producer on TEMPLE along with Simmons and WWE Studios President Michael Luisi.

TEMPLE, written by Matt Savelloni (Exile to Babylon), and directed by John Stockwell (In The Blood), follows a team of trained operatives consisting of Snipes, Heche, Annable and Rollins, who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its artificial intelligence is suddenly shut down—and then begin to experience strange and horrific phenomena.

"Gene and I are thrilled to have such a stellar cast on board for our first Erebus picture." said Michael Luisi, President WWE Studios. "We also look forward to extending our relationship with John Stockwell."

"I could not be more pleased that we are launching our first film for Erebus pictures and have John on board to direct." said Gene Simmons. "I am really looking forward to working with this fantastic cast as well as Michael and the whole team at WWE."

"It's exciting to find myself in a genre I have always wanted to explore." said Wesley Snipes "We are looking forward to a great brand collaboration with Erebus, WWE and Gene."

As previously announced, Gene Simmons partnered with WWE Studios to launch Erebus Pictures to produce elevated genre films. Erebus Pictures plans to use WWE's extensive platforms from weekly TV shows, including WWE’s flagship programs, Monday Night Raw® and SmackDown®, digital, social media and WWE Network, to market the film.

Bradley Buchanan handled negotiations on behalf of WWE Studios.

WWE Studios will handle North American sales and Voltage Pictures will handle international sales.

WWE Studios develops and produces feature films, as well as television and digital content. Its diverse slate is released theatrically, direct to home, and/or across digital platforms, and is co-produced & distributed through partnerships with premier global entertainment companies. WWE’s film division, led by President Michael Luisi, is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. WWE® Studios recently launched genre label EREBUS PICTURES with KISS Icon Gene Simmons. Films from WWE® Studios include The Call with Halle Berry and WWE Superstar David Otunga®, Oculus directed by Mike Flanagan starring Karen Gillan and Katee Sackhoff, and Dead Man Down with Colin Farrell and WWE Superstar Wade Barrett®. Upcoming films from WWE® Studios include Incarnate starring Aaron Eckhart and featuring WWE Superstar Mark Henry®, Brother’s Blood starring Trey Songz and WWE Superstar R-Truth, Killing Hasselhoff starring Ken Jeong and David Hasselhoff, and The Resurrection of Gavin Stone starring Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes and WWE Legend Shawn Michaels®.

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