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.More news: Tips to save money as gas prices soar
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".More news: Moses Farrow defends dad Woody Allen, accuses mom Mia of physical abuse
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.More news: Distribution Plans and Release Dates Set For 'James Bond 25'