Sam Hargrave, the director of Chris Hemsworth’s recently released Netflix film Extraction has said that there is potential for a sequel to the film. Hargrave who made his feature film debut with Extraction said that Extraction 2 was not always on the cards but seeing the potential of the film, discussions about a follow-up started amongst the studio executives.
He told an international portal, “It wasn’t something (discussed) on set. As soon as it got mentioned, that thought of a sequel — because, I guess, Netflix was enjoying the dailies and things were coming together and people were like, ‘Oh, this could be…’. You know, you talk about all these things. Is it a franchise? Is it all these things? Who knows until the movie comes out and the audience responds. They’ll be the ones who decide. But it was talked about. As soon as it was, Joe (Russo) brought up an interesting point that most of the time, you get a sequel. Rarely do you go back in time into prequels. You get the sense that Chris and Harbour have a great chemistry, so we thought that was a very interesting way — if you were to go backwards in time — that you could play with the prequel to a story like this.”
Hargrave was referring to the chemistry between Chris’s character, mercenary Tyler Rake and his old pal played by David Harbour. Given that the film ends on an ambiguous note, we might see the relationship develop in a prequel of sorts to Extraction. Apparently, Netflix had wanted to keep the story open ended. Joe Russo who wrote Extraction also said that together with his brother Anthony, they like making franchise films. He said, “Netflix was very happy with the film and very supportive of it. They’ve been phenomenal to work with. Certainly, when you find an interesting character and an interesting world to explore with a great director, you’re going to want to continue to explore it. My brother and I love franchise filmmaking, we love serialized storytelling. I just think you can do interesting things with characters as you progress their story.”
He further added, “You’re limited by two hours, you can only say so much, it’s a very specific craft. When you expand the amount of time you put that character onscreen, you can make other choices with them. So, it would be exciting as hell to go back to work on a second film in that series. We’ve had the preliminary conversations. The question is: Does it all make sense? Can we find the right story to tell? Are we happy to go tell that? Does Sam want to tell that story? Does Chris want to tell that story? There’s still a lot of work to be done.”
Besides Chris, Extraction also featured Randeep Hooda, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Pankaj Tripathi, Golshifteh Farahani and Priyanshu Painyulli.
(Source: The Collider)