The first look at Netflix’s 6 Underground, from filmmaker Michael Bay, is exactly what you’d anticipate: bombastic.
In the trailer for this worldwide actioner, Ryan Reynolds stars as an ghost… as in, somebody who faked his very own demise, scoured his record, and now moves about as a phantom. What’s the best part about being an apparition? “The opportunity,” Reynolds says in the trailer.
The Deadpool character, re-joining Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, plays the mysterious wealthy pioneer of a gathering of these phantoms, who’ve been handpicked from all around the globe since they’re the best at what they do.
The group comprises of a CIA agent (Inglorious Basterds’ Mélanie Laurent), a former Delta Force rifleman (Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins), a military doctor (Good Omens’ Adria Arjona), a contract killer with a soul (Widows’ Manuel Garcia Rulfo), a parkour master whose moves oppose gravity (X-Men: Apocalypse’s Ben Hardy) and a driver whose abilities make any vehicle a definitive departure vehicle (The Disaster Artist’s Dave Franco).
Their central goal? To battle wrongdoing, despite the fact that their names will never be known to the pages of history.
Here and there that battling implies parkouring over the acclaimed Il Duomo in Italy (indeed, they really shot there) and zooming through Florence around the Uffizi in what Bay portrays as “a wild vehicle pursue” — where the width of the avenues are scarcely greater than the width of the cars.
“Florence is a very small town, but it’s very tight and it’s so historic,” the man behind Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and Bad Boys reports over the phone. “They’ve never done a car chase like this ever in the history of Florence.”
Reynolds showed up in this year’s Hobbs and Shaw, however 6 Underground is basically his own Fast and Furious motion picture. It accompanies a blend of the ludicrous and amusement, as in another shot demonstrating the group utilizing an amazing magnet to turn everybody and everything upside down.
“My crew would call it ‘the old-school Bay,’” the director says. “It’s like the movies I did way back when where it’s got real action, it’s tough, it’s funny, it’s got an interesting style to the movie. The writers, Wernick and Reese, who I’ve always wanted to work with, they’ve got a great sense of humor and there’s a great style we created for the movie.”
6 Underground will land on Netflix this Dec. 13.