EXCLUSIVE: Skeptics questioned the wisdom of a global heist film with superstar paydays for Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds and an eight-figure payday for writer-director Thurber when Deadline revealed that Universal wavered on the big-budget of Rawson Marshall Thurber’s three-hander script Red Notice and franchise-hungry Netflix stepped right in. According to Deadline, Netflix is in the early stages of putting together a back-to-back shoot of two Red Notice sequels.
The hope of beginning production in early 2023, depending on deals and the schedules of its busy stars.
Beau Flynn will produce again through his Flynn Pictures Co banner, Johnson, Hiram Garcia, and Dany Garcia through Seven Bucks Productions. Thurber is also creating through his Bad Version Productions. And Scott Sheldon of Flynn Picture Co will serve as executive producer.
Back-to-back shots demonstrate trust in the IP and creatives. Following Peter Jackson’s shooting of the first three installments of The Lord of the Rings for New Line. When it was viewed as a crazy risk for an unproven IP that became a billion-dollar Best Picture-winning franchise. Films such as James Cameron’s Profile picture sequels, the Russo Brothers’ Marvel action movies Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. The Hunger Games or Pirates of the Caribbean have been shot in a row. Surprisingly, those bets were reserve for traditional theatrical distributors. It wouldn’t be surprising to see it gravitate toward streamers. Who undoubtedly purchased the lion’s share of oversized movie packages in 2021. Keep an eye out.