Netflix, Michael Bay, Ryan Reynolds & Skydance Set Action Franchise ‘Six Underground’

Exclusive: In what would amount to its biggest budget feature project yet, Netflix is partnering with Skydance Media on Six Underground, an action thriller that Michael Bay will direct with Deadpool‘s Ryan Reynolds starring.

Sources said the commitment here is in the $150M range, and Bay will start production this summer for 2019 release.The project was developed by Skydance from a script by Deadpool screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

Bay and Skydance announced in March their intentions to make the film together, with Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger will produce Six Underground along with Bay.Wme reps Bay and Reynolds, the latter of whom comes off a $300 million global opening for Deadpool 2.As for Netflix, this is the latest big project to come along even as some media and the Cannes Film Festival put out a vibe to try and marginalize its movie initiatives.

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