Back in September, it was announced that Aaron Eckhart (I, Frankenstein, The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen) was to star in producer Jason Blum’s new franchise starter, Incarnate. Today it has been announced that Blumhouse will be tag-teaming with WWE studios to bring the supernatural horror film to life.
The Press Release:
WWE Studios (NYSE:WWE) 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.”
Bradley Buchanan, SVP of Business Affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of WWE Studios.