In addition to Hemsworth reprising his role as Tyler Rake, director Sam Hargrave returns in Extraction 2.
Extraction (2020), directed by Sam Hargrave, was one of Netflix’s biggest surprises. The film, starring Chris Hemsworth, received a tremendous response worldwide. It charted on Netflix’s Top 10 list and remained on it for an extended time.
However, not many know that Extraction’s screenplay is based on a graphic novel named Ciudad by Ande Parks and the Russo brothers. The film’s plot is as straightforward as action movies get, making it seem like a video game adaptation in some of the chase sequences.
The movie experimented with unique camera angle techniques. It can be seen in a smoothly 10-15 mins car chase transitioning to a fight sequence. Viewers appreciated this as it helped build up the tension of the scenario even further, keeping them at the edge of their seats.
There is no doubt that people love to watch action-packed movies, so it is no shock that the film is getting a sequel as per reports. For quite some time, a sequel has been in the works. The next challenge will be to improve the stunts and action sequences in the game.
Last week an announcement was made on Hemsworth’s Instagram, where he posted a 40-second video thanking the cast and crew for working together again.
He was all smiles and joked about the ridiculousness of one stunt that included a helicopter and a train. He wrote along with the post:
“That’s a wrap! Another ‘Extraction’ film down. Shaping up to be an epic franchise which has only been possible with the blood, sweat, tears, and passion of our amazing cast and crew.” Massive thankful to everyone who’s been with us through this journey, and cheers to many more, much love team. Can’t wait for you all to see this one!”
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While Hemsworth had finished filming his part, one week remained for the rest of the crew.
Yesterday, Principal filming for the film had concluded. Director Sam Hargrave posted a short video on Instagram thanking the crew for their efforts. It follows just last week that it was confirmed that the actor had completed filming.
He shared an Instagram post where he wrote:
“That’s a wrap!!! Last day of principle photography on Extraction 2. What an incredible journey. Thank you to all of the cast and crew, this was an epic achievement and I am so proud of everyone. THANK YOU!!!”
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What to expect from Extraction 2?
The climax left some room for speculation as to whether Tyler was truly dead or if he survived the fatal fall. The plot is being kept a secret for now.
After the first film, special ops Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) was severely hurt. The sequel will clarify how he survived his injuries after falling off the bridge and dealing with the aftermath.
Extraction 2 Cast
Extraction 2 cast includes Tinatin Dalakishvili, Adam Bessa, Patrick Newall, Rayna Campbell, and Armen Grayg.
The previous Extraction was a big hit because of the story and the exhilarating R-rating action set pieces. The 12-minute one-take car chase, in particular, is one of the great contemporary action scenes in recent memory.
Hargrave is best known for his work as a stunt coordinator on movies such as Avengers: Endgame, Captain America, Deadpool 2, and Atomic Blonde. Hargrave’s talent for directing action scenes was showcased and brought to life in Extraction.
It seems like the combination of Hargrave and action worked like magic for this franchise. It is one of the most substantial factors for this movie’s success.
Getting him back as the director is a significant win for this sequel. Joe Russo, who wrote the first film, is also returning to write the script for the sequel.
According to reports, Hargrave and Hemsworth are attempting to outdo themselves with this sequel. The movie will have to bring some of the most incredible modern action sequences to outperform the first film, and it appears that it may be able to do so.
Extraction 2 Release Date
The film does not yet have a release date, but it is scheduled to be released this year. Nonetheless, given that the sequel wraps filming next week, we should have that information soon.
You can currently stream Extraction on Netflix.