10:44am PT by Rebecca Ford
Wesley Snipes Sci-Fi Thriller 'Armed Response' Lands at Saban
Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to John Stockwell's Armed Response, starring Wesley Snipes.
Anne Heche, WWE superstar Seth Rollins, Gene Simmons and Dave Annable also star in the sci-fi thriller. The film, with a script by Matt Savelloni, follows a team of highly trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its AI is suddenly shut down. The crew begins to experience strange and horrific phenomena as they attempt to uncover what killed the previous team.
The project, from WWE Studios, Simmons and Erebus Pictures, is now in postproduction.
"Armed Response is a unique story, with the look and feel of a sci-fi epic," said Saban Films' Bill Bromiley. "We've been fans of WWE for a long time, and it is great to be partners on this film."
WWE Studios president Michael Luisi produced the film along with Simmons under their Erebus Pictures banner. Bromiley, Ness Saban and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films. WWE handled North American rights, with Voltage Pictures dealing with international sales.