‘Universe’s Most Wanted’: Dave Bautista Is An Intergalactic Peacekeeper In Sci-Fi/Fantasy From ‘Rampage’ Director

It’s just a given that every action star, in particular the wrestlers-turned-actors, have to go through a kid-friendly phase. Dave Bautista is hip deep in that shit right now, coming off his surprisingly sweet performance in My Spy. Now he’s following a similar formula, but on a more cosmic level, with Universe’s Most Wanted.

Bautista will play an intergalactic peacekeeper who teams up with a sheriff’s son to capture the universe’s worst criminals who have escaped from spaceship that crashed on Earth.

Interestingly, the man behind the camera is Brad Peyton, who has really helped elevate the career of Bautista’s old WWE foe Dwayne Johnson on blockbusters Rampage, San Andreas, and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.  Johnson had to pay his all-ages penance first, though.

In truth, this reminds me a lot of when Hulk Hogan starred in Suburban Commando, except that movie was awful and the only person who thinks fondly of it is The Hulkster.

No word on when Universe’s Most Wanted shoots. Bautista will be seen next in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. [Deadline]

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.