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Dave Bautista to Star in Sci-Fi Fantasy Universe’s Most Wanted

November 1, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Dave Bautista is set to topline a new sci-fi fantasy blockbuster, Universe’s Most Wanted, from Rampage director Brad Peyton. Deadline reports that Peyton will direct the film, which is written by F. Scott Frazier (xXx: Return of Xander Cage) and Jimmy Loweree (Absence) and begins production next spring.

According to the site, the film centers on small town that becomes ground zero for an alien breakout 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 to keep the ragtag group of alien prisoners from escaping and taking over the world. Bautista will be playing the peacekeeper and will also produce through his Dream Bros. Entertainment shingle along with Dream Bros.’ Jonathan Meisner.

“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.