Netflix has introduced its most costly film but: a $200 million spy thriller referred to as The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling (because the titular murderer / former spy) and Chris Evans (because the villainous CIA agent tasked with looking him down) and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo (of their first movie since Avengers: Endgame, probably the most profitable movie ever made), by way of Deadline.
The movie relies on Mark Greaney’s The Grey Man collection of books about Courtroom Gentry (aka “The Grey Man”) who’s an murderer, former CIA operative, and “a legend in the covert realm.” Netflix’s hope is that the upcoming movie will spawn a spy thriller franchise for the streaming website that can see Gosling return for future movies as The Gray Man — type of like its personal model of the long-running James Bond franchise, which focuses by itself eponymous spy. On condition that the collection has 10 books (and counting), there needs to be loads of materials for Netflix to work with.
“The intention is for it to be competitive with any theatrical, and the ability to do with with Gosling and Evans is a dream for us. The idea is to create a franchise and build out a whole universe, with Ryan at the center of it. We have all committed to the first movie, and that’s got to be great to get us to the second movie,” commented Joe Russo in a assertion to Deadline.
The brand new movie is a part of Netflix’s bigger ambitions to create the kinds of big-budget franchises like Marvel’s superhero movies or Common’s Quick and Livid motion pictures, which have come to dominate theaters previously few years. As co-CEO Reed Hastings commented throughout Netflix’s earnings, the corporate is “definitely focused on creating franchises,” a press release reiterated by the newly elevated co-CEO Ted Sarandos, who famous that the streaming service was “unbelievably encouraged” by its current try and kickstart an motion film franchise with The Previous Guard.
There’s no launch date but for The Gray Man, however manufacturing is anticipated to start out early subsequent 12 months.