All of the bros in the world have been praying to the bro gods. The answer did not come from a strike of lightning or from a beer keg, but from a Netflix social media account.
Netflix has hired Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the screenwriters of both Deadpool films, to pen a script for DP himself, Ryan Reynolds. The only piece missing from this creative partnership is a director to bring the quips and the pop culture references to the small screen. That director’s name is Michael Bay.
The film is called Six Underground. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the plot revolves around six billionaires who fake their own deaths and form an elite team to take down bad guys.” Every single word of this synopsis is begging to be directed by Michael Bay.
Netflix is known to give smaller production budgets for their original features, but names like this prove that the service is hungry for a streaming blockbuster. Reese, Wernick, and Reynolds are coming off a successful opening to Deadpool 2, a sequel to one of the most lucrative superhero franchises in the world. Bay, the director of all of the previous Transformer movies, is still somehow convincing people to buy tickets for Transformer movies. His decision to helm a Netflix original, as a man known to embrace the size and spectacle of cinema, is another indicator of the movie industry’s shift toward streaming.
Six Underground is expected to be released in 2019.