It has been confirmed that WWE Superstar Seth Rollins is to become the latest in a very long line of WWE Superstars to try their hand at acting in a movie.
Deadline.com reported that the thriller called 'Temple' will star Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche and Dave Annable as well as WWE's Rollins.
Temple will come under the label of Erebus Pictures, a collaboration formed by WWE studios and Gene Simmons (co-founder of KISS).
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The label has been set up specifically to produce horror films. Temple's producers are listed as Wesley Snipes, Gene Simmons and WWE Studios President Michael Luisi.
The director will be John Stockwell and the script was written by Matt Savelloni. Filming is due to start this week on 7 April.
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The story follows a team of military operatives trapped in an isolated base where strange and horrific things start to happen after the artificial intelligence controlling the base is shut down.
Seth Rollins will follow in the footsteps of an increasingly large number of WWE Superstars to appear in films. Randy Orton, Kane, Big Show, Paige, and Dean Ambrose are just a few of the wrestlers to make the leap before him, with varying degrees of critical, and commercial, success.
No comment has been made as to Rollins' filming commitments or how it will affect the timescale for his long-awaited return from reconstructive knee surgery.
No date has been given, either, for his return to WWE but, as the surgery took place in November with a six-to-nine month stated recovery period, it seems likely that he can complete his commitments before being declared fit.
For wrestling fans the concern is that filming doesn't put his recovery in jeopardy, or otherwise delay his return to full time competition.
As one of several high profile WWE superstars out injured in the last few months, the main roster has clearly missed him.
Arguably one of the most talented wrestlers in the WWE there is plenty of feud potential waiting for Rollins on his return especially with Sami Zayn and AJ Styles already part of the main roster, and Shinsuke Nakamora surely not far behind.
Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn have fought in their pre-WWE days, and Rollins has fought Styles just once (that I can find record of). Nakamura is such an exciting prospect that I, along with many fans of both men, hope it's only a matter of time before the two meet.
So, while wishing Seth Rollins all the best for his new project, fans must also hope it's not too long before he's back in the ring, where he belongs.
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