As a longtime Michael Bay fan (yep), this is type of film I want to see him doing – away from war-romance (Pearl Harbor) and mind-numbing bot battles (Transformers 3 onwards IMO), and instead focusing on shootouts and car chases with attractive people looking like they’re in commercials.
6 Underground has Reynolds leading a team of vigilantes that have faked their deaths in order to go off the grid and take down baddies all over the world. Yep, that’s the basic plot, and it’s all you really need to provide a good time (remember John Wick‘s plot?), so let’s hope Bay brings the fun here. Perhaps there’s further promise provided by the fact that the script comes from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the guys who wrote Reynolds vehicle Deadpool.
Not long until we find out how this fares on the Bay-meter. 6 Underground, also starring Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy, and Dave Franco, hits Netflix on December 13.
Official synopsis for 6 Underground:
What’s the best part of being dead?
It isn’t escaping your boss, your ex, or even erasing your criminal record. The best part about being dead…is the freedom. The freedom to fight the injustice and evil that lurk in our world without anyone or anything to slow you down or tell you “no.”
6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will.