Netflix, Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay team up for Six Underground

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Ryan Reynolds will star in an action movie called Six Underground, and Deadpool and Deadpool 2 screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will pen the script. Reynolds' latest film, "Deadpool 2" is coming off a blockbuster opening weekend and "Deadpool" is the highest-grossing R-rated movie in box office history.

The movie will be a co-production between Netflix and Skydance Media.

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The partnership builds on Skydance's relation with Netflix that has been the company produce the Emmy-nominated series Grace and Frankie and the sci-fi anthology series Altered Carbon. The streaming service reportedly beat out several other suitors for the project, including Bay's home studio Paramount, after committing to the eye-popping pricetag. We'll have to dive into spoilers to talk about it in detail, so if you haven't seen Deadpool 2 yet, stop reading now. "At the end of the day, it's easier to focus on the good stuff than the bad".

Ryan Reynolds opened up about his "fractured" relationship with his father, James, and how wife Blake Lively helped them make amends shortly before James' death.

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Netflix will co-finance and distribute Bay's film. This pair going to Netflix feels like a statement for everyone involved. And this time, they're collaborating with one of the kings of the genre. On another, it's a testament to how Netflix is one of the few places in Hollywood still able and willing to take a risk on a non-franchise film, even if it has big-name talent attached. This means that after completing Six Underground, Reynolds can immediately jump back into developing the next Deadpool and X-Force film for Fox. Before he died, she made me remember things I didn't want to remember. Sort of. If you're enough of a Wolverine fan you can generally tell which "X-Men" movie you're watching just by looking at Jackman's hair.

As reported by Variety, it pulled in $125m in the United States alone, with an global haul of $176m - even without a boost from China, where the movie appears unlikely to get a release.

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