After Netflix championed the success of viewership of their recent action film Extraction starring Chris Hemsworth as mercenary Tyler Rake, a sequel is now officially in development according to a report from Deadline
Screenwriter and producer Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame) just signed a new deal to write the sequel or prequel (still unknown) as Joe is still working out the storyline.
J. RUSSO: “The deal is closed for me to write Extraction 2, and we are in the formative stages of what the story can be. 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 expectations are that director Sam Hargrave may be returning to direct along with star Chris Hemsworth to reprise his mercenary role, but a deal hasn’t been made. Extraction is already a great hit for Netflix and the Russos’ productions company, AGBO as said by the writer:
J. RUSSO: “The focus of AGBO was always storytelling that is agnostic in its approach to distribution. We’ve felt for a long time there was going to be a change in distribution and that the more flexible and organic AGBO could behave, the more opportunity would present itself for storytelling. The theory we have been operating under has been effective for us.”
Joe also said the execution of the movie was always focused on the action.
J. RUSSO: “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. 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 -Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake and the boy. An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller directed by Sam Hargrave.
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