WWE and Pathe UK are partnering to co-finance and distribute horror No One Lives, written by David Cohen and to be directed by Ryuhei Kitamura.

Luke Evans will star in the horror about a ruthless criminal gang who take a young couple hostage but are then hunted down by a seasoned killer.

Principal photography is set to begin in New Orleans on June 13.

Pathé International will handle international sales, starting this week in Cannes. Twentieth Century Fox will distribute in the UK for Pathé.   

The producers are Elton Brand and Harry Knapp for Milk & Media and Kami Naghdi for Constance Media.

Cameron McCracken, Managing Director of Pathé UK, said: “It was impossible to resist Ryuhei’s passionate vision for this project and his desire to create an iconic anti-hero for our times. WWE Studios have been ideal partners and we look forward to many other shared ventures.” 

“WWE Studios maintains a flexible business model that allows us to seek out partners to co-finance, produce and distribute films of all genres to appeal to our fans’ wide array of film tastes,” said Michael Luisi, EVP Business Development, WWE. “Teaming up with Pathé is the perfect example. We look forward to co-producing No One Lives with one of the leaders in the industry.”

Harry Knapp, producer, said: “We are thrilled at the prospect of working with Luke, one of the most talented actors of his generation. We know he is going to create a truly memorable villain!”