Netflix’s ‘Extraction 2‘ is coming soon.
The movie’s writer, Joe Russo, has signed a deal to make a sequel of the action film. According to Deadline, AGBO, the company ran by Joe and Anthony Russo, is optimistic that Sam Hargrave will return as the director and actor Chris Hemsworth will return as mercenary Tyler Rake. However, those deals won’t be ready until the script is finished.
“The deal is closed for me to write Extraction 2, and we are in the formative stages of what the story can be,” Russo told Deadline. “We’re not committing yet to whether that story goes forward or backward in time. We left a big loose ending that leaves question marks for the audience.”
The movie is set up to create new intellectual property for Netflix as the feature film leaves the door open for prequels to explore the characters’ backstories.
“There was always a simple drive to the story, a balletic execution of action where you take a damaged character who made an egregious mistake in the past and has a shot at redemption which might be fatal,” Joe Russo said. “What was key is that we needed a muscular action director like Sam to be the main creative force in the execution of the action.”
“Extraction” was watched by 90 million households over four weeks; The movie beat “Spenser Confidential,” which had 85 million viewers, and “6 Underground” that had 83 million viewers. Now, “Extraction” is a game-changer for Netflix.
In relevant news, Netflix’s growth surges with ‘Tiger King’ and ‘Ozark,’ the most popular shows of early 2020.
The streaming platform announced the company had 182.9 million paid subscribers around the world at the end of the first quarter of 2020. Netflix previously estimated only adding 7.0 million subscribers in the quarter, but it was before COVID-19 forced millions of people to stay at home. Following the immense growth in the first three months of 2020, the platform expects slower growth after the lockdown is lifted throughout the rest of the year.
“[O]ur membership growth has temporarily accelerated due to home confinement,” Netflix said in its letter to shareholders. The company also announced the shutdown of Hollywood productions, has improved their “free cash flow” but, some productions will be delayed by approximately three months.
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