It seems that Dave Bautista has been making one good movie after another recently, mostly. And along with apparently being very easy to work with, he’s also a good actor and a decent draw. Little wonder then that he’s getting his own big action movie to headline now.
After showy turns in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and tomorrow’s opener Blade Runner 2049, former wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter Dave Bautista is getting his own movie vehicle to shine in. STX has closed a deal to partner with Bautista and develop an action-comedy franchise that he will star in and produce. Jonathan Meisner will co-produce alongside Bautista, and Drew Simon will oversee the project for the studio.
He’s actually showing up with a lot of old school manly actors, like Harrison Ford, Jean Claude Van Damme and two upcoming movies with Sylvester Stallone.