Netflix’s first $200 million-plus film is coming from a duo identified for helming field workplace hits: Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo. The Gray Man will pit Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans towards one another as dueling assassins, Deadline experiences. Based on the favored ebook sequence by Mark Greaney, the film goals be an motion entry with the dimensions of a James Bond film. That’s a daring aim for Netflix, nevertheless it’s not shocking to see the corporate throwing more cash at blockbusters after hits like Extraction (which the Russos wrote and produced), The Old Guard and 6 Underground. Even the big-budget stinkers like Bright finally helped Netflix appeal to extra subscribers.
The firm can also be driving a wave of pandemic-related success — now that we are able to’t go to the theater simply, or do a lot of anything outdoors, streaming video is virtually our default leisure choice. Netflix introduced yesterday that it gained 10 million subscribers over the past quarter, and a whopping 26 million through the first half of 2020.