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​Extraction Set To Be Biggest Ever Netflix Premiere

Jess Hardiman

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​Extraction Set To Be Biggest Ever Netflix Premiere

New action thriller Extraction is set to be the 'biggest-ever film premiere' on Netflix, according to its lead actor Chris Hemsworth.

The film, which was released on Netflix last month, sees Hemsworth star as mercenary Tyler Rake, who is sent into Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord's kidnapped son.

And within the first four weeks, the movie has seen an estimated 90 million households tune in, meaning it's fast becoming Netflix's hugest film premiere.

Hemsworth posted on Instagram to share the good news, writing in the caption: "We are absolutely blown away by the response this film has been getting! If you haven't seen it yet, get on to @Netflix and check it out!"


In the post itself, he also said: "Tyler Rake is kicking a**. Extraction is well on its way to becoming the biggest-ever film premiere on Netflix - with an estimated 90 million households getting in on the action in the first 4 weeks.

"Thanks to everyone who has watched so far."

Extraction is directed by Sam Hargrave, who has previously worked as a stunt coordinator within the Marvel Cinematic Universe - meaning the film is full to the brim with action-heavy sequences.


This includes an intense 12-minute scene, which Hemsworth has since said was 'by far the most complicated action sequence' he's ever been a part of.

Speaking to LADbible, Hargrave explained that he filmed the sequence to make it look like it was one long shot, saying: "The intention was to take the audience, grab em by the scruff of the neck and say, 'Hey, you're coming with me!' from the moment of the escape, the extraction.

"You're with them in real time, experiencing this with the characters, and the camera is part of the sequence - you are in it with them."


Despite Hemsworth confessing he found the shoot something of an intense experience, Hargrave assured us that the actor never once complained, and gave his all to the production.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Hargrave added: "We pushed him. He and I talked about it and he was really wanting to have a movie and a sequence that highlighted [his abilities].

"He's a very talented martial artist and action guy, and he gets a lot of good stuff as Thor and all those other movies. But I felt that he felt that he had a lot more to offer audiences, and so we pushed him.


"We put him through the ringer on this one and he was right there every step of the way. He never complained.

"After 10-12 hour days, he'd come home from shooting these extremely strenuous sequence and he would ask for two more hours of rehearsal with the stunt teams, so he was more prepared for the next day of shooting. He was an animal.

"Without him and his commitment to the role and the physicality and the rehearsal process, the sequence would not have been as exciting as it is."

Extraction is available to watch on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

Jess Hardiman
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