Dave Bautista Starring In New Action Comedy Dogtown

Dave Bautista

by James White |
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Tough guy Dave Bautista has proved in the MCU and other movies that he can blend action with humour. And he's got another film on the horizon that looks to exploit his abilities. He's on to star in Dogtown.

Not a sequel to skate life drama Lords Of Dogtown, it'll instead have John Wick: Chapter 2 co-writer Kyle Ward adapting Jason Pearson's comic book series. Body Bags launched in 1996 for Dark Horse, and follows the exploits of Mack Delgado, a professional bounty hunter who also has a reputation as the body bagger. The film's story will chronicle what happens when the teenage daughter he never knew he had shows up, hoping to reconnect with her father.

Bold Films is producing the movie, and will start looking for a director so shooting can start in the autumn. "The ambition of Dogtown is to have a Deadpool tone of humor and action, but at its core, Dogtown is a father-daughter love story about a tough man who reconnects with his daughter," Bold's Gary Michael Walters tells Deadline. "That is the spine. We want to make action movies with heart."

Bautista, recently seen (and sometimes unseen) in Avengers: Infinity War, will be seen in Hotel Artemis (out 20 July) and Escape Plan 2, scheduled for the same day. He's currently filming another action comedy, Stuber.

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