WWE Studios launched in 2006 with the slasher flick See No Evil. Since then they’ve produced terrible action movies, middling dramas, and cringe-inducing comedies. Barricade will mark World Wrestling Entertaiment’s return to horror, and this time odds are the movie won’t end with a dog peeing into a corpse’s eye socket.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog brings word that Fido director Andrew Currie will direct Barricade for WWE Studios with “Will & Grace” star Eric McCormack set to topline the supernatural thriller from writer Michaelbrent Collings.
McCormack will play “a psychiatrist, seeking to find normalcy after the sudden passing of his wife, who takes his two kids to a remote cabin for healing and bonding. Their joy soon turns to despair when the family is terrorized by unknown forces, and the father will stop at nothing to save them from peril.”
Assuming the unknown force terrorizing them doesn’t turn out to be Chris Benoit’s poltergeist, Barricade will mark the first production from WWE Films to not feature one of their wrestling superstars in either a starring or major supporting role. Unless WWE changes their mind and insist Hornswaggle be cast as McCormick’s bearded, tattooed son.
Shooting begins in Vancouver later this month.
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