STX Entertainment Readies VR Agenda With MILE 22 Spin-Off, Dave Bautista, 'John Wick' Writer And More
UNTITLED DAVE BAUTISTA PROJECT: STX will expand its relationship with actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner: 2049) through an original short-form action-comedy series. STXfilms is concurrently collaborating with Bautista on an action comedy feature film, which is also in the early stages of development.
THE KIEV EXCHANGE: A spinoff of STX's MILE 22 film franchise, THE KIEV EXCHANGE is a short-form, live-action series from MILE 22 director Peter Berg. Written by Umair Aleem (Extraction, 2017 Blacklist for "Kate"), THE KIEV EXCHANGE is a gritty, pulse-pounding action-thriller following the CIA's elusive paramilitary force, Ground Branch, as they negotiate a tense and complex hostage exchange in a public square. When all hell breaks loose they must come together to fight their way out of an ambush. Berg will produce for Film 44 and Film 45, along with Mark Wahlberg, Matt Goldberg and John Logan Pierson.
UNTITLED DEREK KOLSTAD PROJECT: From writer Derek Kolstad (The John Wick Trilogy), this original live-action short-form series, set in 1947, follows a mysterious government agent sent to investigate an aircraft crash in rural New Mexico. As he probes deeper, it becomes clear this is no ordinary incident. Kolstad is also writing STXfilms' upcoming action-thriller Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk.