Dave Bautista and Samuel L. Jackson have joined the cast for Black Bear’s upcoming post-apocalyptic action thriller ‘Afterburn.’
Based on the graphic novel ‘Afterburn’ the feature is set ten years after a massive solar flare destroyed technology across the globe. Bautista will take on the role of Jake, a treasure hunter who gets hired to recover the Mona Lisa before a dangerous warlord can steal it for himself. Jackson has been cast in an unspecified role.
Stunt coordinator and budding director J.J. Perry will take the helm on the project. Perry has recently worked with Bautista on ‘The Killer’s Game’ over at Lionsgate.
Neal H. Moritz of ‘Fast and Furious’ series, Toby Jaffe of Original Film and Steve Richards of Endurance Media are backing the project. Bautista will produce through his company Dogbone Entertainment.
Jaffe said of the story “Afterburn is a terrific action story, combining the fun of Indiana Jones with the near future world building of ‘Children of Men.”
Filming is set to begin this April in Europe.