Netflix’s first $200 million-plus movie is coming from a duo recognized for helming field workplace hits: Avengers: Endgame and Infinity Struggle administrators Joe and Anthony Russo. The Grey Man will pit Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in opposition to one another as dueling assassins, Deadline stories. Based mostly on the favored e book sequence by Mark Greaney, the movie goals be an motion entry with the size of a James Bond movie. That’s a daring aim for Netflix, but it surely’s not shocking to see the corporate throwing extra money at blockbusters after hits like Extraction (which the Russos wrote and produced), The Outdated Guard and 6 Underground. Even the big-budget stinkers like Shiny finally helped Netflix entice extra subscribers.
The corporate can also be using a wave of pandemic-related success — now that we will’t go to the theater simply, or do a lot of the rest exterior, streaming video is virtually our default leisure possibility. Netflix introduced yesterday that it gained 10 million subscribers during the last quarter, and a whopping 26 million in the course of the first half of 2020.