Netflix has released the first trailer for 6 Underground, director Michael Bay‘s latest action movie (and Netflix debut) starring Ryan Reynolds. Written by Deadpool and Deadpool 2 duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the film follows six billionaires who fake their own deaths to form an under-the-radar vigilante squad that takes down notorious criminals. Skydance Media’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger co-financed the film—which had a budget in the $125 million ball park—along with Netflix and Bay.
Teasing the trailer, Bay described 6 Underground as his “big movie with Ryan Reynolds. Big action. Fun, fun flick. It’s kind of back to my old school self.” That’s pretty evident in this trailer, which certainly feels more in line with Bad Boys II than Transformers: Age of Indistinguishable Robots and Anthony Hopkins for Some Reason. Indeed, whatever you think about Bay’s films, it’s hard to deny they’re technically pretty darn impressive, and it’ll be interesting to see if Netflix gives 6 Underground a theatrical release or if it’ll be going straight to the streaming service. I can’t imagine a television is the best play to take in Maximum Bayhem.
So yeah, if non-stop Michael Bay action is your thing, it looks like you’ll probably dig 6 Underground. But if you find his barrage on the senses schtick exhausting, it doesn’t look like he’s breaking new ground here.
Joining Reynolds in the cast are Dave Franco (Neighbors), Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds), Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse), and Corey Hawkins (BlackKklansman). When we spoke to Arjona back in May, here’s what she had to say about working with Michael Bay:
“I wish someone would’ve warned me about him. He’s absolutely bonkers in the best way possible. He’s a little kid who just rally wants to create and make things that fans are going to go cray about. He’s so funny and such an incredible leader of a big ship.”
Check out the trailer below. 6 Underground hits Netflix on December 13, 2019. And for a full list of upcoming Netflix movies, click here.
Here’s the 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.