‘Extraction’ Behind the Scenes Video: Chris Hemsworth’s Netflix Action Movie Will Have a Crazy Long Take


Extraction could be one kick-ass action movie. 

This Chris Hemsworth vehicle is the first feature as director for fight/stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave (Infinity WarEndgame) – and boy does it look like he’s pulling out all the stops to deliver some crazy action. An exciting behind the scenes video released by Netflix shows that the film will feature one hell of a “oner,” which, as Hargrave himself puts it, “is a series of long shots joined together seamlessly to form a single continuous shot.”

The director put himself right in the action for this one – quite literally. As you can see in the video below, Hargrave strapped himself to the front of a vehicle and decide to film a chunk of the car chase himself. The footage looks nuts.

There are a good number of memorable one-take action sequences – Children of MenOldboy, The Protector (2005), Atomic BlondeTrue Detective season 1 and Daredevil season 3 hold some that quickly come to mind. Could this be another one to add to the list of great long takes? As Hemsworth explains, the sequence “begins in a car chase, ends up on the street, there’s knife fights, gun fights… it’s good fun.”

We. Can’t. Wait. Extraction, also starring Rudraksh Jaiswal, David Harbour, Pankaj Tripathi, Randeep Hooda, and Derek Luke, among others, hits Netflix on April 24. In case you missed the trailer, head right HERE.

Official synopsis for Extraction:

Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake and the boy. An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller directed by Sam Hargrave, EXTRACTION is an AGBO Films and TGIM Films, Inc. production, produced by Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Mike Larocca, Chris Hemsworth, Eric Gitter, and Peter Schwerin.



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