Starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Michael Bay, 6 Underground will release on Netflix in December.
“Six billionaires fake their own deaths and form an elite vigilante squad in order to take down notorious criminals.” That’s the official synopsis of Michael Bay’s upcoming action thriller 6 Underground. The first high-octane trailer came online yesterday and there is no better way to put it – this is Michael Bay’s Fast and Furious.
Set to release on Netflix on December 13, 6 Underground has a star cast led by none other than Ryan Reynolds. Able support is rendered by Mélanie Laurent, Corey Hawkins, Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, Lior Raz, Payman Maadi, and Dave Franco.
The trailer has loads of Michael bay signature traits all over it – the slick cinematography which celebrates wide-angle and slow-motion, the sheer scale and ambitious nature of the action set pieces, and of course the sky-high production values. There is also intense vehicular action that has always been a part of Michael Bay flicks.
We scanned the trailer to do some car spotting and here are the machines which stood out. A silver Ferrari 488 Pista drifting into the premises of a glossy skyscraper, a Rolls-Royce Phantom parked in the middle of a desert road, a lot of Range Rovers surrounding a yellow Lamborghini Urus, a tiny Mini Cooper packed with people and a dead body on top, a pair of black Range Rovers chased by fighter jets – the list goes on and on. Military hardware enthusiasts will love the Black Hawks and fighter aircraft populating the screen.
Dozens of cars get thrown up in the air, crash into each other, explode and burn in the first trailer itself. We also see Ryan Reynolds being a hyper-nervous passenger in a lime green Alfa Romeo Giulia QV as the bad guys chase him and his crew down in a Maserati Quattroporte.
The $150 million 6 Underground has instantly made it to our list of must-watch movies of the year. If you wanted to see how a new-generation Fast and Furious would be like if Michael Bay directed it, this is the answer. It’ll also be interesting to review the director’s performance outside the Transformers franchise which he was involved in for a significantly long time.