MCU star Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Dune, Army of the Dead) is set to star in the big-budget sci-fi fantasy Universe’s Most Wanted, directed by Brad Peyton (Rampage) and scheduled to begin production next spring, according to Deadline.
The film will focus on a small town that gets a big surprise when a space ship carrying the universe’s most wanted and dangerous criminals crash lands in their backyard. Soon the sheriff’s son becomes a hero when he finds himself helping an intergalactic peacekeeper (Bautista) to keep the ragtag group of alien prisoners from escaping and taking over the world.
“Jeff and I are incredibly excited to be teaming up with Dave, Jonathan and AGC on this project. Scott and Jimmy are terrific writers and have conceived of the perfect sci fi tentpole that fits perfectly into ASAP’s brand and my directing sensibilities. We couldn’t be more thrilled to get going on Universe’s Most Wanted. This is the type of fun mysterious and irreverent adventure we all need right now,” said Peyton.
Universe’s Most Wanted will be written by F. Scott Frazier (xXx: Return of Xander Cage) and Jimmy Loweree (Absence).
Peyton will also produce through his ASAP Entertainment, along with ASAP Entertainment’s Jeff Fierson. Bautista is producing through his production company Dream Bros Entertainment alongside Dream Bros’ Jonathan Meisner.
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