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 world.
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.