Joe Russo wrote the script for the sequel to the 2020 hit (read our review of the first movie here), and he did it with the intention of surpassing what came before. The massive 20-minute action sequence for which Hemsworth set himself on fire was described as “the craziest in movie history” in the script. Given that the first movie already had a pretty crazy one-take action sequence, it’s no easy feat.
“It’s a crazy company,” Hargrave explained to Empire. “He travels miles of terrain over the course of the sequence and many minutes of time. He’s very ambitious.” While the filmmaker admitted that they didn’t actually pull it off in one take (which would be logistically impossible), he did say that it will be presented as one long sequence with natural cut-offs built in so they can actually film it, which took place over the course of the course. of almost 30 days:
“We built certain stitches where we could. But in those broken pieces you still have sequences that will last anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute and a half. Sometimes there are 50, 60, 75 moves in a row.” with dozens of specialists. And it was at night, in the middle of winter. Chris had red ears and a red nose because he was freezing.”
We’ll see if he lives up to the hype this summer, but at least no one can accuse Hemsworth of calling him on the phone.
“Extraction 2” arrives on Netflix on June 16, 2023. Here is the synopsis of the film:
Chris Hemsworth returns as Tyler Rake in “Extraction 2,” the sequel to Netflix’s hit action movie “Extraction.” After barely surviving the events of the first film, Rake returns as the Australian black ops mercenary tasked with another deadly mission: to rescue the battered family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from the prison where they are being held.