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Dave Bautista And Jason Momoa's Buddy Cop Movie Has Created A Bidding War

While many may have assumed there was no screen big enough to contain both of these Hollywood titans at the same time, this year proved that wasn't the case for Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista. The duo star alongside one another in Apple TV's "See" as well as Denis Villeneuve's "Dune." Now the news is out that studios are fighting to get them back in front of a camera together for an all-new buddy movie.

Bautista started the frenzy in August when he shared the idea of co-starring again with his pal onĀ Twitter. He wrote, "just going to throw this out into the atmosphere and see what happens. Here we go...Me and Momoa in a Lethal Weapon type buddy cop movie directed by David Leitch. Ok! There it is. Now we wait." A tweet was all it took as studios began pulling out their checkbooks in an all-out bidding war, and it looks like we have a winner.

Momoa and Bautista are heading to Hawaii

Reports from Deadline reveal that MGM is close to cutting a deal that will see the pair as brothers (like they are in "See"), only this time pairing up in a "Lethal Weapon" style gig. The studio has reportedly beaten the competition to get hold of the project Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista have been kicking.

Looking to tap into the quintessential buddy movie ingredients that we know and love, the yet-to-be-titled movie is being penned by Jonathan Tropper, who wrote three episodes for "See," two of which were in the latest season. The film will see Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista as slightly friendlier brothers with badges, living in Hawaii.

Despite Bautista naming David Leitch in his former tweet, there is currently no director attached to the project. Schedules for both ridiculously massive stars are also jam-packed, so it might be a while before things get moving. Momoa is getting his feet wet again as Arthur Curry in "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom." As for Bautista, he's back for his final appearance as Drax in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" which recently started filming. We can only wait to see how this develops and if the pair make an excellent team-up since Riggs and Murtaugh, Tango and Cash, or the top-tier team-up that is Bert and Ernie. Place your bets now.