The rocker and reality-show star Gene Simmons is serving with WWE Studios to cast Erebus Pictures, a tag that will finance and produce horror movies. The KISS kicks off with a three-picture deal starting with “Temple,” expected to start shooting this summer.
Simmons said: “The horror genre continues to fascinate me as it proves to be endlessly thrilling and engaging for audiences.”
According to WWE network “Temple” is about a team of highly trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its artificial intelligence is suddenly shut down. While investigating the source of the malfunction, the crew begins to experience strange and horrific phenomena as they try to uncover who or what killed the team previously stationed at the compound.
A director for “Temple” will be announced shortly. Erebus Pictures’ second feature will go into production later this year says WWE Studio.
KISS has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.
Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. Well known for its members’ face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid to late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits and pyrotechnics. Before arriving at their current lineup, the band went through some lineup changes, with Stanley and Simmons the last two members of the original lineup of the band. Counting the 1978 solo albums, Kiss has been awarded 28 gold albums to date, the most of any American rock band. The band has sold more than 40 million albums in the United States, of which 24 million have been certified by the RIAA and their worldwide sales exceeds 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.