Erebus Pictures, the genre specialty label formed by multimedia magnate and KISS co-founder Gene Simmons and WWE Studios, have announced 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 “Armed Response.” Filming will commence April 6. Snipes will also serve as a producer on “Armed Response” along with Simmons and WWE Studios President Michael Luisi.
“Armed Response,” 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 Luisi. “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 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, 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.