SCOOP: Dave Bautista's Next Film Project To Be...A Zombie Movie?

We've managed to uncover a little info on what the former WWE superstar might be working on after he finished beating up aliens for James Gunn in Guardians Of The Galaxy. Nothing 100% concrete yet, but read on for what we have..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 9/8/2013


Here's an interesting one for Bautista fans. As the former pro-wrestler's profile begins to grow after roles in Riddick and, of course, Guardians Of The Galaxy; we're hearing that his next movie project might well be a zombie flick, written by Jon Lee Brody (Pawn, Star Trek Into Darkness) and mixed martial artist turned actor Cung le (The Man With The Iron Fists, Tekken) who also looks set to act in the movie. Word is that the script has being doing the rounds and has finally found a home, and that Dave Bautista may have committed to star..though we can't confirm this at the moment and have no info on the character he'd play. Unfortunately all we can reveal about the actual movie itself is that it'll be a new take on the zombie genre, incorporating martial arts into the undead carnage. So not too much to go on for now, but trust us, this is brewing! More info soon.
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highflyer - 9/8/2013, 10:07 AM
awesome
MrNiklander - 9/8/2013, 10:07 AM
Love it if it is true Bautista is shaping to be just like The Rock(let us hope he wont do any kids movie)
CharacterAssassin - 9/8/2013, 10:12 AM
Please don't make one of those corny Filipino zombie movies.
MrCBM56 - 9/8/2013, 10:12 AM
Martial arts and Zombies? If done right I'm in.
bbarber2323 - 9/8/2013, 10:14 AM
Bautista will never be on The Rocks level...
MegatronLP9 - 9/8/2013, 10:17 AM
@bbarber2323 Dude get ready to eat your words..
CantThinkOfUsername - 9/8/2013, 10:19 AM
Hope this movie doesn't interfere with any Marvel projects featuring Drax
Facade - 9/8/2013, 10:21 AM
Zombies, zombies and more mutha [frick]in zomibes!
InfiniteMonkey - 9/8/2013, 10:31 AM
Zombies doing martial arts and to beat them you need brute force and a little bit of the Matrix dance. Sounds new...
whoa123 - 9/8/2013, 10:31 AM
@CharacterAssassin- I'm a filipino and I whole heartedly agree with you sir.
ezio619 - 9/8/2013, 10:33 AM
this sounds kinda awesome and can be if done right, like bautista, saw interviews for guardians with him, seems really humble and wants to do drax right,its weird because i just finished watching world warz, fun,entertaining film, does not have much of aplot and is strung together for set pieces, but fun nonetheless and a tense film, got some jump-scares out of me
Enphlieuwince - 9/8/2013, 10:44 AM
Cool... Glad he found success after WWE. Not many can say that...
SunfireUrA55 - 9/8/2013, 10:54 AM
@bbarber2323,

Yeah you're right. Bautista won't be on the Rock's level, he'll be in his own level...higher than the "Rock!"

But on with the topic, another Zombie film? Come on, please no more of this stupid zombie films. Lets look for originality people...PLEASE?
LucasMend - 9/8/2013, 11:11 AM
Haven't seen Riddick yet or anything with the man yet, but he looks to have more charisma than the rock does(and the rock is awesome)
Praetorian - 9/8/2013, 11:13 AM
He still hasn't sold out and been in anything like The Tooth Fairy. What bullshit.
GhostSurfer - 9/8/2013, 11:46 AM
@ MrSundayNight & AnnoDomini

I think Punk and Dean Ambrose could have spectacular careers in hollywood. Both guys have ridiculous amounts of charisma and acting ability up the nines.
GhostSurfer - 9/8/2013, 11:49 AM
Check out this stuff and see for yourself just how good Ambrose is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4FkP822POU
NovaCorpsFan - 9/8/2013, 11:54 AM
Bautista will reach the Rock's level. Give him time and he'll get there. Plus he's in a Marvel movie.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 9/8/2013, 11:59 AM
HAHA Love Dave Bautista !!
Hellboy6666 - 9/8/2013, 12:04 PM
Love this guy. Just watched Riddic and can say he was my favorite part. Can't wait for GOTG
xcan - 9/8/2013, 12:15 PM
Based SOLELY on his work in that ridiculous 'Man with Iron Fists', Davey B has zero chance in knocking off the Rock as the most successful WWE wrestler turned action star.

I don't even care for Rocky in current day as he's films version of 'Jumping the Shark' when he signs up to 'save' a movie, but at least the Rock has personality.

Unless bautista has done a 180 from 'Fists' to 'Riddick' he's going sabotage GOTG nicely.



xcan - 9/8/2013, 12:18 PM
Ghost, for some stupid fcckin reason I've been watching wrestling recently for the first time since the NWO days (pre-Wolfshitpack) and you are spot-on with the Punk and Ambrose praise. They have some solid 'gift of the gab'.
Hellboy6666 - 9/8/2013, 12:28 PM
I think that he has a more natural acting ability than the rock. I never watch a Rock film and see him as the character he is playing, he's always the Rock. He's too Schwarzenegger where Dave is more Stallone. "IMO"
GhostSurfer - 9/8/2013, 1:14 PM
@ xcan

Most certainly friend, they are some of the most talented people on any WWE roster dating back to the attitude era. Those guys could be top guys in any generation, and will certainly have amazing movie careers once they retire from wrestling. I could easily see Punk landing a Marvel role in the next 5 years and nailing it perfectly. There are plenty of villain roles out there for either guy to play.
GhostSurfer - 9/8/2013, 1:16 PM
Also there really does seem to be a lot of praise coming out of Riddick and the GOTG buzz that Bautista is actually turning in tremendous performances so that is pretty interesting news.
MisterNiceGuy - 9/8/2013, 1:42 PM
Hells yea. We dont get enough zombie movies these days. Vampires are taking over the "what used to be horror but is now action" movies.
Swiftsword777 - 9/8/2013, 1:45 PM
Shape up to be just like the rock lol how bout no!
dannybosa - 9/8/2013, 1:55 PM
When Batista goes back into the wwe is when it'll be for 14 and up...
Watch House of the Rising Sun and tell me again Batista is the next Rock!!! SMH!!! He will never be close to what the Rock is as a actor!!!
RyGoR - 9/8/2013, 4:12 PM
I can dig it :D
bbarber2323 - 9/8/2013, 5:34 PM
Eat my words? Really? Just cuz he's in a Marvel movie, lets not get carried away. Marvel movies do not mean you have made it as an actor. Get real. Ya, it's a great thing, and I hope DB kills it as Drax. To say he's gonna reach The Rocks level just doesn't seem realistic. Rock has turned into a good actor. DB has a LONG way to go. Even when the Rock did his dumb ass kids flicks, he was still a decent actor. DB has been pretty terrible in his movies thus far. He may turn it around for sure, but he won't touch the Rock or even have a following like his. GOTG will help his popularity and his career for sure tho.
xcan - 9/8/2013, 9:19 PM
Ghost, the problem I see with Punk is, he's what, around 40? And doesn't he claim to not do drugs/drink, but man, he looks like Josh Brolin IE: older than he looks.

So in short, if he's going to make a transition to film he has to do something soon. Mic skills are awesome, but age sadly, fccks us all lol.

And Ambrose is awesome too, but that wet hair look on him is ridiculous. Cut his hair, get him infront of a camera stat ('cause dude is getting up there too) and good things could happen.
Jobu - 9/9/2013, 5:44 AM
Vin Diesel + Dave Batista = Pacifier 2. Make it happen

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