STXfilms is rumored to have obtained the rights to release Dave Bautista’s latest film (My Spy, Dune, Army of the Dead) entitled Universe’s Most Wanted . They will distribute the sci-fi adventure film the Guardians of the Galaxy star in the United States, Britain and India. The project will be directed by Brad Peyton (Rampage).
This project is currently in the pre-production stage, and is scheduled to begin filming in Melbourne, Australia at the end of July. Apart from starring in Universe’s Most Wanted , Dave Bautista will also produce this film along with Peyton.
The film will focus on a small town who gets a big shock when a spaceship carrying the most wanted and dangerous criminals in the universe crashes in their city. Then the city’s sheriff’s son becomes a hero when he helps an intergalactic peacekeeper (Bautista) to guard a group of alien prisoners from escaping and taking over the world.
The manuscript for Universe’s Most Wanted will be written by F. Scott Frazier (xXx: Return of Xander Cage) and Jimmy Loweree (Absence). Apart from directing, Peyton will also be a producer, along with Jeff Fierson, Bautista and Jonathan Meisner.