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Dave Bautista To Star In Futuristic Action-Adventure ‘Afterburn’ With Samuel L. Jackson; Neal H. Moritz Among Producers Of Red 5 Comic Adaptation With Black Bear & CAA Media Finance Taking Project To EFM

The big-canvas project is based on the post-apocalyptic graphic novel of the same name.

EXCLUSIVE: Guardians of the Galaxy and Dune star Dave Bautista has found his next big-canvas action movie in the shape of post-apocalyptic adventure story Afterburn, we can reveal. The film will be directed by J.J. Perry, who recently wrapped production on Lionsgate’s TheKiller’s Game, also with Bautista, and is known for his work as a Second Unit Director and Stunt Coordinator on the John Wick and Fast & The Furious franchises. “The combination of Dave Bautista and Sam Jackson in an epic adventure is a sure-fire proposition for the international marketplace” added Black Bear’s Friedberg, “With an action master like J.J. at the helm, and incredible producers in Steve, Neal and Toby, this is going to be a spectacular cinematic event.”

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