Extraction 2 confirmed by Joe Russo has signed on to write a follow-up to the hit Netflix movie Extraction 10 days after the movie's release. Once the script is complete, deals will be made with Chris Hemsworth and Sam Hargrave. Director Joe Russo has started working on a sequel to Chris Hemsworth-starrer 'Extraction'. The director wrote and co-produced the action thriller, which debuted on Netflix in April and has been praised by both the critics and viewers. After completing the script filmmaker revealed a release date, cast, trailer and teaser.
'The deal is closed for me to write Extraction 2, and we are in the formative stages of what history can be,' Russo told Deadline. 'We are not yet committed to whether that story goes back or forward in time.' We leave a great ending loose that leaves question marks for the public. '
Extraction is fast becoming Netflix's biggest original debut, projected to gross 90 million households within the first month of launch. According to Deadline, he eclipsed Spenser Confidential (85 million), 6 Underground (83 million), Bird Box (80 million), and the Adam Sandler / Jennifer Aniston comedy Murder Mystery (73 million).
The extraction became a runaway success after the coronavirus pandemic closed the theater business worldwide. 'There was always a simple boost to the story, a ballet action performance where you take a damaged character who made a heinous mistake in the past and has a chance at redemption that could be fatal,' said Joe Russo. 'The key thing was that we needed a muscular action director like Sam to be the main creative force in executing the action.'
Joe Russo said he hopes Hargrave, with whom he worked on various Marvel movies, will return to the helm. As for Chris Hemsworth, Russo said he will first show the actor the script first. The actor recently expressed his enthusiasm to return for any possible follow-up. The movie also featured Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, Golshifteh Farahani, Pankaj Tripathi, Priyanshu Painyuli, and David Harbour.
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