NETFLIX AND SKYDANCE ANNOUNCE ORIGINAL ACTION MOVIE, 6 UNDERGROUND,
HELMED BY MICHAEL BAY, AND STARRING RYAN REYNOLDS, COMMENCES PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2018 — Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, and Skydance Media, the global diversified media company that creates premium, event-level entertainment for worldwide audiences, in association with Bay Films, announces the start of principal photography in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates on November 9, 2018 on action film 6 Underground. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Corey Hawkins, Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, Lior Raz, Payman Maadi and Dave Franco, and is directed by Michael Bay.
In their first collaboration ever, Netflix and Skydance partner to produce an event level feature film and the first Netflix project for both Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds.
Director Michael Bay is known for fast and spectacular action. With 6 Underground, he returns to old-school action and character-driven spectacle of his first box office hits Bad Boys and The Rock. The film is a fun, edgy thriller set against the picturesque backdrop of Italy and the spectacular vistas and natural wonders found throughout the United Arab Emirates. From modern, state-of-the-art architecture to some of the oldest neighbourhoods, the film will capture the beauty of the country’s pristine beaches, tranquil desert landscapes and venerable historic sites with scenes shot in Abu Dhabi, Liwa, Al Hamra, Sharjah and Al Ain.
The film is being produced by Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger, along with Bay and Ian Bryce, and was written by Deadpoolscribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Garrett Grant (line producer) and Matthew Cohan (Bay’s EP designee) executive produce, with JJ Hook, Michael Kase, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Marco Valerio Pugini co-producing. The production team also includes director of photography Bojan Bazelli; production designer Jeffrey Beecroft; editors Roger Barton, William Goldenberg, and Calvin Wimmer; stunt coordinators Greg Smrz and Kenny Bates; fight coordinator Andy Cheng; special effects supervisor Terry Glass; visual effects supervisor Richard Hoover; and costume designer Jany Temime.
About Skydance Media
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high-quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories with immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive and animation divisions. Recent feature films include Mission: Impossible–Fallout and Annihilation. Skydance’s upcoming feature films include Top Gun: Maverick, 6 Underground, Gemini Man and the Untitled Terminator project. Skydance Television launched in 2013, and its current slate includes two Emmy-nominated series, Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Condor, and Foundation. Skydance Interactive launched in 2016 to create and publish original and IP-based virtual reality video games; its library includes the mech-shooter game Archangel: Hellfire and the upcoming 2019 title The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners. In 2017, Skydance formed an animation and family entertainment division to develop and produce a slate of high-end feature films and television. The first slated movie is Luck, which comes to theatres March 2021.
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