As per Deadline, Universal Pictures has come out tops following a bidding war to acquire the rights to the Westbrook Studios project the action-comedy Regulators starring Latin trap and reggaeton musician and actor Nick Rivera Caminero, known professionally as Nicky Jam, (xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Bad Boys for Life, “El Ganador”), who is also producing via music label La Industria, Inc.
Whilst all plot details have been kept firmly under wraps, Brooks McLaren (How It Ends, “Rambo: New Blood”) and D.J. Cotrona are attached to write the screenplay based on their original studio pitch. This writing duo has previously appeared on the Black List for their action script Fight or Flight. Cotrona is also an actor who has appeared in the likes of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Dear John and who can also be seen in the forthcoming Shazam sequel and Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids reboot for Netflix.
In addition to Jam, Will Smith, Jon Mone, Miguel Melendez and Heather Washington will produce the feature for Westbrook Studios, alongside Juan Diego Medina and Lorenzo Braun for La Industria, Inc. / Three Six Zero.
Universal EVP of production Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for the studio.