STAMFORD, Conn., April 27 (UPI) -- Wesley Snipes and his production company Maandi Media have signed a new, multi-picture deal with WWE Studios.
According to Deadline, the deal will see the two companies develop and produce a series of films starring Snipes, starting with the recently announced Temple.
Temple will follow Snipes and a team of highly trained military professionals as they fight their way out of a locked down compound while dealing with supernatural forces, according to ScreenRant.
"We are always looking for the ideal talent to extend our brand and Wesley is the right combination of action movie star and savvy producer," WWE Studios president Michael Luisi said in a statement.
"The action genre has been a very big and important part of my career. There is no better way to extend my love for dynamic action-based entertainment than with a company like WWE, who have been entertaining fans for decades with incredible visuals and deliciously entertaining storylines. Maandi strives to create elevated multi-media content that appeals to all demographics worldwide — from childhood fan to feature film collaborators," Snipes added.
Originally formed in 2002 as WWF Entertainment, WWE Studios has specialized in action, horror and comedy films that also star WWE Superstars. The film branch of the sports-entertainment company has released notable films such as The Marine with John Cena, The Call starring Halle Berry and Dead Man Down starring Colin Farrell and Terrence Howard.