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Chris Hemsworth in EXTRACTION. Photo by Jasin Boland/Netflix.

Chris Hemsworth is a Mercenary With Nothing to Lose in Extraction Trailer

Perhaps what we need right now, those of us lucky enough to be able to stay home and practice social distancing, is a good, old-fashioned action flick. Something big. Something relentlessly entertaining. Something starring a well-known and liked star and written, directed and produced by folks who know their way around a spectacle. Well, we’ve got all that in spades in Extraction, Netflix’s upcoming thriller starring Chris Hemsworth, and produced and written by Hemsworth’s directors in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, Joe and Anthony Russo (the script comes from Joe.) Hemsworth stars as Tyler Rake, a black market mercenary going on a suicidal mission to rescue the kidnapped son of a big-time crime boss.

Directed by Sam Hargrave, longtime stunt coordinator on many of Marvel’s biggest films (he was both stunt coordinator and second unit director on Infinity War and Endgame), Extraction looks like the kind of relentless action flick we could use right now. Hemsworth’s Rake manages to capture the son (Rudhraksh Jaiswal), but that’s only the start of his issues. Getting him to his destination alive will be next to impossible unless the youngster listens very carefully to everything Rake tells him to do.

The action set pieces in the trailer look as good as you’d expect coming from someone with Hargrave’s background, and the chemistry between Hemsworth and Jaiswal seems winning. It’s got a bit of a Triple Frontier vibe going for it, only perhaps a little less brooding and a bit more mismatched buddy flick.

Extraction arrives on Netflix on Friday, April 24th. Check out the trailer below:

Here’s the official synopsis:

Synopsis: Tyler Rake ( Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake and the boy. An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller directed by Sam Hargrave, EXTRACTION is an AGBO Films and TGIM Films, Inc. production, produced by Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Mike Larocca, Chris Hemsworth, Eric Gitter, and Peter Schwerin.

Featured image: Chris Hemsworth in EXTRACTION. Photo by Jasin Boland/Netflix.

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