[NEWS] "Universe's Most Wanted" in development (sci-fi fantasy)
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From Variety.com ...
Dave Bautista's Sci-Fi Adventure
'Universe's Most Wanted' Sells to STX
STXfilms has nabbed rights to "Universe's Most Wanted,"
a sci-fi fantasy adventure starring Dave Bautista.
It will release the film in the United States, the
United Kingdom and India. STX acquired "Universe's
Most Wanted" from AGC Studios and CAA Media Finance.
"Universe's Most Wanted" is currently in pre-production
and is scheduled to begin shooting in Melbourne,
Australia in late July. The movie centers on a small
town that gets a big surprise when a spaceship carrying
the universe's most wanted and dangerous criminals
crash lands in their backyard. Soon the sheriff and his
son become heroes when they find themselves helping an
intergalactic peacekeeper (Bautista) to keep the ragtag
group of alien prisoners from escaping and taking over
The deal reunites Bautista with the studio that backed
his recent film, the family comedy "My Spy." However,
STX sold to Amazon Prime amid the pandemic so the movie
didn't play in theaters. STX also worked with AGC
Studios on the upcoming movie "Queenpins," a comedy
with Kristin Bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Vince Vaughn
and Bebe Rexha.
"It's a thrill to be working with old and new friends
on this movie," said Adam Fogelson, chairman of
STXfilms Motion Picture Group. "After successfully
collaborating with Dave Bautista on 'My Spy' and with
AGC on our upcoming comedy 'Queenpins,' it's great to
be back in business with these frequent collaborators.
And we're enormously excited to be working with Brad
Peyton, whose proven talent for creating
action-packed, fun adventures with plenty of comedy
will make this movie a must-see event."
Stuart Ford, chairman of AGC studios, added, "We're
thrilled at STX's passion for 'Universe's Most Wanted'
and look forward to working alongside Adam, Sam, and
the team as we move towards production and hopefully
enable Brad and the team to make an exciting movie."
Brad Peyton ("Rampage," "San Andreas") will direct
"Universe's Most Wanted" from a screenplay by
F. Scott Frazier ("xXx: Return of Xander Cage") and
Producers on the film include Peyton's company ASAP
Entertainment, as well as Bautista's production
company Dream Bros Entertainment. It will also be
produced by AGC Studios. AGC's Miguel Palos Jr. and
Linda McDonough are executive producing alongside