Jason Momoa’s Helming Debut ‘Road To Paloma’ Gets Multi-Platform Berth

By | Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 12:40pm PDT
Mike Fleming

momoaWWE Studios and Anchor Bay Films have set Road To Paloma for a release in L.A. on July 11, before coming out on-demand and on DVD July 15. The film marks the directing debut of Jason Momoa, … Read More »

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Sundance: WWE Studios Takes Stake In Toronto Genre Pic ‘Oculus’

By | Friday January 17, 2014 @ 4:40pm PST
Mike Fleming

ocuWWE Studios has teamed with Relativity and Blumhouse Productions on the Mike Flanagan-directed Intrepid Pictures horror film Oculus, which was acquired at Toronto last fall. The film stars Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane and Katee Sackhoff. WWE Studios will lend its hand in promoting the film which was produced by Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans, who co-financed with MICA Entertainment. Pic will be released theatrically on April 11. The screenplay is by Flanagan & Jeff Howard based on the short film Oculus: The Man With The Plan, written by Flanagan & Jeff Seidman. Read More »

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AnnaSophia Robb Joins ‘Conspiracy On Jekyll Island’; Mark Henry Joins Blumhouse Thriller ‘Incarnate’

By | Monday November 25, 2013 @ 5:21pm PST

The Carrie Diaries star AnnaSophia Robb has been cast opposite Minnie Driver and Frank Grillo in Conspiracy on Jekyll Island, playing the duo’s cancer-stricken daughter. The political thriller is being directed by Aram Rappaport from a … Read More »

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WWE Studios, Film Roman Team For Animated Webseries ‘Camp WWE’

By | Monday November 4, 2013 @ 7:03am PST
Mike Fleming

WWE Studios and Film Roman will co-finance and co-produce up to 13 three-minute webisodes of the new animated series entitled Camp WWE. Mike Benson, whose credits include Entourage and The Bernie Mac Show, will script them. The comedy … Read More »

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Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle Join Lionsgate & WWE Studios’ ‘See No Evil 2′

By | Monday September 16, 2013 @ 1:55pm PDT

The horror sequel directed by twin helmers Jen and Sylvia Soska has added two scream queens to its cast. Frequent final girl … Read More »

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WWE Studios, Anchor Bay Team For Jason Momoa’s Directing Debut ‘Road To Paloma’

By | Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 10:38am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios and Anchor Bay Films has acquired distribution rights in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia/New Zealand to Road To Paloma, the directorial debut of Jason Momoa. Momoa played the title role in … Read More »

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Animated ‘Flintsones’ Pic Adds Pro Wrestlers To Its Bedrock

By | Wednesday May 29, 2013 @ 6:00am PDT
Mike Fleming

Warner Bros and WWE Studios are tag-teaming to co-produce a Flintstones animated movie to be released in early 2015. Here, fixtures of the ’60s Hanna-Barbera cartoon including Fred and Barney will be joined by WWE staples including Vince McMagma (voiced by Vince McMahon) and such WWE superstars and divas including John Cenastone (John Cena) and CM Punkrock (CM Punk). They will take part in a prehistoric WWE main event.

Considering the cartoon’s love for all things named for all things geological, it seems a glaring absence not to have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson here, particularly since he occasionally gets in the ring. But maybe that’s too obvious, or too expensive. After all Johnson has been killing it this summer in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and Fast & Furious 6, and this one doesn’t look like it’s going to hit theaters. Read More »

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WWE Studios Taps Ex-Paramount Exec VP Marketing

By | Friday May 17, 2013 @ 1:08pm PDT

WWE Studios has appointed former Paramount Pictures and Miramax film executive Julie Tustin as VP Marketing. She will oversee all aspects of marketing, publicity and brand development for the studio and  work out of parent company WWE’s Connecticut … Read More »

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Anchor Bay To Bow WWE Studios’ ‘No One Lives’ On May 10

By | Friday April 5, 2013 @ 2:40pm PDT

The Ryuhei Kitamura-directed thriller stars Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Lee Tergesen, and WWE’s Brodus Clay and centers on a ruthless criminal gang that takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of … Read More »

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WWE Studios, Edward R. Pressman & Jason Blum Team For ‘Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’

By | Thursday February 14, 2013 @ 12:35pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios, producer Edward R. Pressman and Jason Blum’s Blum-Hanson-Allen Films are getting into the comedy game. The trio is developing Cruisin’ For A Brusin’, an action comedy to be written and directed by Adam Bhala Lough. It focuses on two rule-breaking ex-cops who get back together to take revenge on the crooks and corrupt senator who murdered their mentor. “As we continue to seek out key creative and strategic partnerships to broaden our release slate, the opportunity for WWE Studios to work with producers like Ed Pressman and Jason Blum, and their talented executive teams, was a natural fit for us,” WWE Studios president Michael Luisi said. Pressman, Scott Hanson and Luisi will serve as producers on Cruisin For A Bruisin’. Jason Blum, Jon Allen, and Pressman Films’ COO Jon Katz will executive producers. Read More »

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ABC Family & WWE Studios Tag Team For Holiday Movie With The Miz

By | Friday October 26, 2012 @ 11:50am PDT

Miz WWE ABC Family MovieEXCLUSIVE: ABC Family and WWE Studios are getting in the ring together for the first time with the TV movie Christmas Bounty. The two are developing the action comedy for a … Read More »

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WWE Studios And Warner Bros Team For Animated ‘Scooby-Doo’ Film

By | Wednesday August 15, 2012 @ 8:14am PDT
Mike Fleming

Warner Bros and WWE Studios will coproduce a Scooby-Doo animated feature that will involve a mystery at WrestleMania. This seems a natural, since most Scooby-Doo episodes involved … Read More »

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WWE Studios & 20th Century Fox Go Another ’12 Rounds’ With Randy Orton

By | Friday August 3, 2012 @ 9:11am PDT

Randy Orton is getting back in the action for 12 Rounds: Reloaded. The three time WWE World Heavyweight Champ will star in the second installment of the action franchise for WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. … Read More »

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WWE Studios, Troika Pictures Join Halle Berry Thriller ‘The Hive’

By | Thursday June 28, 2012 @ 11:07am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios and Troika Pictures are teaming to co-produce and co-finance The Hive, starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin. The thriller, to be directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Transsiberian), was written by Rich … Read More »

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WWE Studios Acquires Spec Thriller ‘Interrogation’

By | Friday June 8, 2012 @ 8:45am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios has acquired Interrogation, a suspense thriller spec by Adam Rodin. The plot: a bomb will go off in Las Vegas on one of the busiest betting days. A brilliant interrogator is … Read More »

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‘Dead Man Down’ Filming Set As WWE Studios Joins IM Global In Co-Financing

By | Friday April 20, 2012 @ 4:34pm PDT

Principal photography for Dead Man Down, a romantic thriller directed by Niels Arden Oplev, is slated to begin Monday in Philadelphia. The movie stars Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper.Read More »

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WWE And Fox Home Entertainment Tag Team On 3-Picture Pact

By | Wednesday February 15, 2012 @ 8:43am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have partnered on three films that will be DVD premiere titles. First up is The Marine: Homefront, a new installment of the franchise that started with the 2006 Fox theatrical release … Read More »

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WWE Studios Joins Found Footage Movie Rage With ‘Bermuda’

By | Friday January 20, 2012 @ 2:42pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios has acquired Bermuda, a found-footage horror spec script by Bobby Lee Darby and Nathan Brookes. Set in the Bermuda Triangle, the story focuses on a documentary film crew that goes missing. The only trace is the discovery … Read More »

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WWE 3Q Dips As Film Unit Dents Earnings

By | Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 12:39pm PDT

Shares of WWE were up more than 2% this afternoon, even though company said revenues and profits were down in 3Q — and it took a $5.1M write-down on its films Inside Out, The Chaperone, and Knucklehead. The company reported … Read More »

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