EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios and Gene Simmons’ Erebus Pictures joint venture has struck a sales deal with Voltage Pictures, who are in Cannes talking up the pipeline.

The partnership kicks off with Temple, which WWE Studios acquired and developed with screenwriter Matt Savelloni.

A director will be announced shortly on the story of a crew that infiltrates an isolated military compound inhabited by strange phenomena.

“The entire Voltage team and I are incredibly excited to partner with the legendary Gene Simmons, Michael Luisi and the entire WWE Studios team on this exciting slate of films,” said Voltage president and COO Jonathan Deckter.

“With WWE’s marketing muscle and Michael and Gene’s creative direction we are confident that the Erebus brand will quickly become synonymous with high-quality, smart genre films the world over.”

“We are excited to introduce our label internationally with a sales partner that understands and influences the international market place,” said Simmons, the co-founder of KISS turned media entrepreneur.  

“We’ve been looking for opportunities to partner with Jonathan, Nicolas Chartier and the Voltage team, and we’re excited to have found it with Erebus,” said WWE Studios president Michael Luisi. “We’re confident their expertise will successfully launch the label worldwide.”

Bradley Buchanan negotiated the deal for WWE Studios with Deckter.

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