WWE Studios has partnered with Paramount animation to produce a new animated film titled Rumble, which is slated to arrive next summer.
According to Deadline, Rumble takes place in a world where "monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes." The will star the voices of WWE superstars Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns, alongside Will Arnett, Terry Crews and Geraldine Viswanathan. Other members of the voice cast include Tony Danza, Stephen A. Smith, Jimmy Tatro, Ben Schwartz and, fittingly, Michael Buffer.
Rumble follows a character named Winnie, who seeks to follow in her father's footsteps by coaching an underdog monster into a championship wrestler. Hamish Grieve has been tapped to direct, with Mark Bakshi and Brad Booker producing. Susan Levison and Richard Lowell will executive produce for WWE Studios. Reel FX and Walden Media are also produce alongside Paramount and WWE.
"Rumble is steeped in the world of wrestling, and what better partners to help bring this world to life than WWE," said Paramount Animation president Mireille Soria. "They bring a pedigree and institutional excellence that is unmatched, and we couldn’t be happier to collaborate with them on this special film. We are thrilled to have a seasoned and dynamic cast in place to breathe life into this exciting story, and can’t wait to bring it to audiences.”
Directed by Hamish Grieve, Rumble stars the voices of Will Arnett, Terry Crews, Geraldine Viswanathan, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns, Tony Danza, Stephen A. Smith, Jimmy Tatro, Ben Schwartz and Michael Buffer. The film is slated to arrive in the summer of 2020.