Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.
) signed a deal to co-produce six new action movies. The series
dubbed as 'Action Six Pack' will provide a platform to both the
superstars and rising stars of World Wrestling Entertainment.
will be the first installment of the 'Action Six Pack' series and
will star Paul Wight A.K.A Big Show. The movie will be directed by
the Soska twins (Jen and Sylvia) who had earlier directed
See No Evil 2
is scripted by Justin Shady and revolves around the life of a
hard-nosed detective who wants revenge from a criminal for his
wife's murder and hence purposely commits a crime which lands him
in prison. The filming will begin in the summer of this year.
Meanwhile, work on the second installment has already begun and
filming is likely to commence this fall.
Lions Gate and World Wresting Entertainment share a long standing
association. The studios have co-produced a number of movies in the
See No Evil.
For 2014, there are two releases lined up namely
See No Evil 2
The movies produced by Lions Gate and World Wresting Entertainment
are made at a modest budget. As per the studios, these modestly
budgeted action movies have a good track record as they do click
well with the global audience.
Lions Gate is fast emerging as a leading player in the media
industry which boasts of stalwarts like
The Walt Disney Co.
). With franchises like
The Hunger Games
and the recently released first installment of
the studio has tasted tremendous success.
Yesterday, the company announced to release
first installment on DVD (plus digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack
(Digital HD and plus DVD), Pay-Per-View and Video on Demand on Aug
5, 2014. However, on Digital HD, this blockbuster flick will be
available from Jul 22.
Lions Gate and World Wrestling Entertainment both carry a Zacks
Rank #3 (Hold).
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