Gene Simmons & WWE Studios launch new horror label; first project announced

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You gotta hand it to Gene Simmons - the man knows how to make money. Now the rocker from the legendary rock band KISS is bringing his business savvy to the horror movie genre with a new label, and the first project is already on the docket.

THR is reporting that KISS frontman Gene Simmons has partnered with WWE Studios to launch horror movie label Erebus Pictures. The new venture has locked a three-picture co-production deal starting with TEMPLE, which was acquired and developed by WWE Studios.

Erebus, named after the Greek primordial deity representing the personification of darkness, will shop worldwide rights on all movies and use WWE's platforms, including flagship shows "Monday Night Raw" and "SmackDown", to market its movies.

TEMPLE was written by Matt Savelloni and will follow...

...a team of highly trained operatives who get trapped inside an isolated military compound after its artificial intelligence is shut down. The team begins to experience strange and horrific phenomena as they try to determine who or what killed the team previously stationed there.

A director has not yet been announced, but principal photography on Temple is expected to take place this summer.

Simmons sent out a statement regarding the new partnership in which he said...

"The horror genre continues to fascinate me as it proves to be endlessly thrilling and engaging for audiences. I am so thrilled to be working with the masterminds from WWE Studios in launching Erebus Pictures."

Erebus' second feature will go into production later this year so expect to hear more news regarding this new venture soon.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a KISS fan? Are you excited to hear about this new horror label?
Source: THR



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