WWE Studios, the team behind the likes of SEE NO EVIL and the upcoming LEPRECHAUN reboot and SEE NO EVIL 2, have announced plans for another venture into the realm of horror. As ever with these films, they also have a WWE superstar attached to appear, although it’ll apparently only be a small part role this time out. Representing the grappling organisation, we’ll get to see The World’s Strongest Man, the Silverback… Mark Henry. As for the film itself, INCARNATE is an exorcism tale with Aaron Eckhart (THE DARK KNIGHT) in the lead.
Here’s the official press release:
WWE® Studios and Blumhouse Productions Form Partnership for the Thriller “INCARNATE”
WWE Studios and Blumhouse Productions announced today a partnership on INCARNATE, the micro-budget thriller from Blumhouse directed by Brad Peyton (JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND), scripted by Ronnie Christensen (DARK TIDE) and starring Aaron Eckhart. WWE Superstar® Mark Henry has been cast in a cameo role, and WWE Studios will leverage its extensive multi-platform reach for the film.
Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge and Sinister franchises) is producing the film for Blumhouse which is co-financing the production with IM Global. Michael Luisi, WWE Studios President, is Executive Producing alongside Couper Samuelson, Michael Seitzman, Trevor Engelson, Stuart Ford and Charles Layton. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in the U.S. and Blumhouse International is overseeing foreign rights.
INCARNATE stars Aaron Eckhart as an unconventional exorcist who taps into the subconscious of a nine-year old boy played by David Mazouz who is possessed by a powerful, ancient demon. The film is currently shooting.
“WWE Studios is thrilled to partner again with Blumhouse on INCARNATE,” said Michael Luisi, President of WWE Studios.
Jason Blum said: “WWE has a tremendous brand and we are excited to work with them on INCARNATE.”
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