The following was issued by WWE today.
WWE(R) Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Strike Three Picture Deal
STAMFORD, Conn., Feb 15, 2012 — WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) today announced that they have partnered to produce, finance and market three DVD premiere titles beginning with The Marine: Homefront, the next installment in the successful The Marine franchise.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will handle worldwide distribution for the three pictures on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download. WWE will utilize its extensive global reach of more than half a billion homes through its television, digital/social media and print assets to market the release of each film.
“WWE Studios will continue to expand its film offerings to appeal to a wide range of movie fans in 2012 and 2013,” said WWE Studios President, Michael Luisi. “We look forward to building upon our relationship with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to present movies that bring action, adventure and humor to audiences all over the globe.”
“WWE is a tremendous organization supported by a world class marketing machine,” said Mike Dunn, President, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Michael and his team.”
The deal cements a long standing relationship between WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox which dates back to the theatrical releases of The Marine and 12 Rounds both starring WWE Superstar John Cena(R), as well as the DVD premiere of The Marine 2 and Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia.
About WWE Studios
WWE Studios continues to strategically diversify its slate of films, which include theatrical releases and direct-to-home premieres, under the guidance of President Michael Luisi. Upcoming films for WWE Studios includes: No One Lives starring Luke Evans and WWE Superstar Brodus Clay which was co-produced with Pathe Films; Barricade starring Eric McCormack; and cult hit The Day starring Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, and Ashley Bell, which was purchased at the Toronto Film Festival this past year. Next up for WWE Studios is Bending the Rules starring Jamie Kennedy and WWE Superstar Edge(R). The buddy action comedy will hit theaters on March 9, 2012.
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