“The Isolated Cabin”: 2023, the year of Dave Bautista

“The Isolated Cabin”: 2023, the year of Dave Bautista


At 54, the interpreter of Drax in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise is headlining the new Night Shyamalan. In total, this year, Dave Bautista will be in the credits of four feature films, including the second part of “Dune” by Denis Villeneuve for which he is full of praise. 

Adaptation of The Cabin at the End of the World, best-selling novel by American Paul Tremblay, The Isolated Cabinis the first film to star Dave Bautista. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime. I don't get offered roles like this. Everyone wants me in action movies, and I get why I'm often put in a little box. But I have always fought to get out of this box. I wanted deeper roles because I wanted to prove myself as an actor”, explained the former champion.

This role of Leonard – whose weapon was dubbed “The Sleeper” by the props team during filming – is that of the leader of a group of strangers who converge on… an isolated cabin. Inside it, Eric (Jonathan Groff) and his husband Andrew (Ben Aldridge) have come to spend the holidays with their adopted daughter Wen (Kristen Cui). When the strangers arrive, they give the family a gruesome choice, which of them three must die in order to avoid the end of the world.

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Dave Bautista has always dreamed of becoming an actor and began making appearances on the big screen in 2006. And it was his role as Drax in the first Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 that made him a movie star in her own right. Outspoken, he told GQ magazine that he was “relieved” to see his intergalactic criminal character make his final appearance on May 5 in the third feature film of the popular franchise.

< p>“It hasn't always been pleasant. This role was extremely demanding. Makeup exhausted me. And I don't know at all if I want Drax to be the image I leave behind. It's a ridiculous performance and I want to do more dramatic things, he pointed out. Honestly, I don't care about being a movie star. I don't live a high glamorous life. I live in Tampa. I don't care about the spotlight, I don't care about fame. I just want to be a better actor. I want the respect of my peers… It's about the experience, knowing that I've accomplished something.”

It's also in the credits of Parachute from Brittany Snow, the independent feature film which does not yet have a release date and which will be presented as part of the South by Southwest Festival next March.

But that's Rabban's role the beast in the second part of Duneand whose release is scheduled for November 3, which he particularly appreciates. Dave Bautista first met Denis Villeneuve on the set of Blade Runner 2049, released in 2017. “Denis stripped – stripped – all of my physique for this role. And he really focused on my performance and he made people see me in a different light now,” he said.

Searching for his acting identity and recognition from the industry, he did not hesitate to say that “if I could be in first position on the service sheet [Editor’s note: the “call sheet” is a document which indicates to the actors, placed in order it doesn't matter what scenes they play the next day and what time they have to show up on set] by Denis, I'll do the movie for free! I think that's how I could know if I can be a good actor. Denis brings out the best in me, he sees me in a different light, he sees the actor I want to be.”

The isolated cabin arrives in the dark rooms of the province as of February 3.