- Johnson teams with an art thief (Reynolds) to capture another art thief (Gadot).
- It’s “Hobbs & Shaw” meets “The Thomas Crown Affair.”
- “Red Notice” will be available on Netflix beginning November 12.
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Honestly, we’re shocked it’s taken this long for Hollywood to base an action movie around this term.
Think of it as “Hobbs & Shaw” meets “The Thomas Crown Affair.”
The movie also stars Chris Diamantopoulos (“Silicon Valley”) and Ritu Arya.
The globe-trolling heist movie idea led to a bidding war among all the major studios and at the end of the day Universal came out on top. It would team up with production company Legendary (“Dune”) to release it.
It looked like yet another collaboration between Universal and Johnson/Thurber, as the studio released “Central Intelligence” internationally and was the global distributor of “Skyscraper.”
A term sheet The Wall Street Journal obtained in 2018 revealed that Johnson would get a base pay of $US21 ($AU28) million plus another $US1 ($AU1) million for promoting the movie on his social media for the movie.
It’s an unheard of deal in today’s Hollywood.
Netflix quickly gobbled it up.
You can’t blame the streaming giant. Who’s going to turn down an action movie with three the biggest movie stars in the world?
To give the story its secret agent/heist feel, the movie is filled with on-location shots around the globe.
Much of production was shot during the pandemic. Production began in January 2020 and was halted for six months once COVID-19 hit in March. By November, shooting took place in Rome and Sardinia, Italy.
Gadot takes off her heels to kick Johnson and Reynolds’ butts; Johnson is diving away from explosions; and throughout Reynolds is pulling out the solid one-liners.
This looks like money well spent by Netflix.