Dave Bautista to feature in ‘Dune’ reboot

Washington: Dave Bautista has joined the cast of Legendary’s ‘Dune’ reboot starring Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson.

According to a report by Variety, the film is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, who is also co-writing the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts.

The film is based on Frank Herbert’s 2016 novel. Set in the future, the story revolves around Paul Atreides (lead character), whose family assumes control of the desert planet ‘Arrakis’ and who later fights to restore his family’s reign over the region. The story is a combination of themes like politics, religion, and man’s relationship with nature.

The professional-wrestler-turned-actor was last seen in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and Sylvester Stallone starrer ‘Escape Room 2: Hades’ His past credits include ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Final Score 2018’, ‘Bushwick’ and ‘Blade Runner.’

Bautista has a couple of other projects lined up for 2019, including ‘Stuber’, ‘My Spy’ and ‘Avengers: End Game.’