Michael Bay & Ryan Reynolds Team Up For ‘Six Underground’ At Netflix | Film News
With Michael Bay seemingly done with Transformers, many were wondering where he would take his brand of Bayhem next. To Netflix, it turns out. Bay has long been rumoured to be close to directing the action film Six Underground, and that’s the project he’ll be helming at the streaming giant, who have partnered with Skydance for the film.
The script is written by Zombieland and Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, which probably helped get Ryan Reynolds to sign on to star in the film. Details regarding the plot have been kept mostly under wraps, but THR reports: “the plot revolves around six billionaires who fake their own death and form an elite team to take down bad guys”.
That pretty much sounds like the most Michael Bay film ever, which will probably please Netflix, who are looking for as many big blockbusters as they can in order to prove they can compete with traditional movie studios. This will likely be their biggest upcoming film alongside the Bright sequel seemingly no one asked for, and Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman.
Considering that Bay is a filmmaker who is all about spectacle, it’s interesting to see him head to Netflix where his film will solely be seen on the small screen. Netflix is likely not his permanent home, but it’s further proof that filmmakers will go where the money and creative freedom is.
Filming is set to begin this summer for a worldwide 2019 release on Netflix.