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Dave Bautista Will Star in Dogtown based on Jason Pearson’s Comic Body Bags

Dave Bautista is going from one comic franchise to another and has been tapped to star in Dogtown. The film is based on the comic series Body Bags by Jason Pearson. The movie by Bold Films will be written by Kyle Ward who wrote John Wick 2.

Bautista will play Mack Delgado, a professional bounty hunter who is so tough he’s a “body bagger.” Things get shaken up when his teenage daughter he never know shows up on his doorstep to reconnect.

This is Bold Films’ first comic based film and is a step for the company which is moving into larger budget films. The film is looking towards Deadpool for its tone mixing action and humor. The story though is about a father and daughter.

Bold Films is hoping to fill the gap of lower budget comic films that might be an alternative to the spandex dominating screens. Bold’s previous films include Whiplash, Drive and Nightcrawler.

A director hasn’t been attached.

The comic was originally published as part of Dark Horse Comics’ Blanc Noir line of books and was produced by Gaijin Studios. The series saw controversy due to the teenage (14-years-old) lead being rather buxom. The series was then reprinted by Image Comics’ imprint, 12-Gauge Comics. In total, the series debuted in 1996 from Dark Horse with a 4-issue mini-series, saw a 12-page story in Dark Horse Presents Annual 1997, a 6-page story in Dark Horse Maverick 2000, Body Bags: 3 the Hard Way was published by Image Comics in 2006, and Body Bags: One Shot was published by Image in 2008.

(via Deadline)