First Trailer Drops For Chris Hemsworth Netflix Thriller Extraction
Netflix has dropped the first trailer for action thriller Extraction starring Chris Hemsworth, who teams up once again with Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, with the former writing the screenplay and both serving as producers.
The film is released on the streaming service on 24 April, and it follows mercenary Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) on his mission to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.
A synopsis reads: "In an underworld of weapons dealers and traffickers, a young boy becomes the pawn in a war between notorious drug lords.
"Trapped by kidnappers inside one of the world's most impenetrable cities, his rescue beckons the unparalleled skill of a mercenary named Tyler Rake, but Rake is a broken man with nothing to lose, harbouring a death wish that makes an already deadly mission near impossible."
The cast also features David Harbour of Stranger Things fame and is directed by Sam Hargrave, who worked as stunt coordinator on Captain America: Civil War.
Posting on social media, 36-year-old star Hemsworth said he hoped Extraction would serve as a positive distraction amid the spread of coronavirus.
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He said: "So happy to finally be able to share the trailer for EXTRACTION with you all! This has been a difficult few months for all of us, and we hope this will provide a bit of entertainment while we are all staying home."
Judging from the trailer, it looks as though Hemsworth finds himself embroiled in plenty of high octane rough and tumble in the film - as we've come to expect from his characters.
Earlier this year, LADbible caught up with the man behind all the scrapping, Hemsworth's long-time stunt double Bobby Holland Hanton (who also worked on Extraction).
As you might expect, when your job is to get thrown off buildings and hit by cars, Bobby has picked up some serious injuries during his career. Just over 10 months ago, he had to have major surgery to repair herniated discs in his back, and before that, he ripped his groin muscles off the bone shooting Thor: Ragnarok.
Bobby said: "If he [Hemsworth] gets injured, the whole show goes down, so I've got to be very cautious and have a relationship with the stunt coordinator and the secondary director and say 'that's not really a Chris thing'. I can be replaced but Chris can't, that's the difference.
"The nature of what we do is dangerous, but what we try to do is eliminate as much danger as we can with time and rehearsals. Sometimes you've got to take away the mats and take a hard hit. It's just part and parcel of what we do and we know those risks."
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