Netflix has been making a lot of action movies lately. Netflix released many good action movies this year and last year as well. The whole action movie journey started with the success of 6 Underground. The streaming platform is growing day by day. The number of viewers is also increasing. But, Netflix has been kind of disappointing in providing quality content lately. Most of the famous content on the platform is foreign. A lot of foreign action movies and series trends at the platform. A lot of shows are being canceled by the platform as well. Recently Netflix decided to cancel Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and some other great series. The list is quite long. But in terms of the action of movies.
The streaming service is doing fine. After the success of movies like the old guard and the extraction, fans are asking for similar movies. Netflix is bringing another action-spy movie for us starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. The title of the movie is “The Gray Man”.
The Gray Man Plot
The plot of the movie is similar to the Jason Bourne movies. The movie revolves around the life of an ex-CIA agent turned into a hired assassin. Chris Evans is going to play as Llyod Hansen. He is going to play as an enemy. The plot is not different than James Bond movies. They want to change the movie into a worldwide successful franchise. That is why the budget for the movie is going to be 200 million USD.
The Russo brothers are behind the production and direction of the movie. The Russo brothers also created Captain America: Winter Soldier. They said about the plot of the movie in an interview;
“The movie is a real mano a mano between those two great actors who represent two different versions of the CIA, in what it can be, and what it can do,” he told Deadline. “For those who were fans of Captain America: Winter Soldier, this is us moving into that territory in more of a real-world setting. That’s what this movie really means for us.” The movie will start shooting in January in Los Angeles.
“The intention here is to create a new franchise with a James Bond-level of scale and a budget upward of $200 million.”
Based on a book
The movie is loosely based on a back “The Gray Man”. However, we might see some changes in the story. But, mostly the movie franchise is going to follow the book. The book is written by American-novelist Mark Greaney.
Chris Evans on “The Gray Man”
Chris Evans is excited about the upcoming movie. He also shared a post about the upcoming movie on his Instagram account.
It seems like things are quite official. The last movie Ryan Gosling did was La la land. It was four years ago. Fans are excited to see him in an action movie. He mostly does romantic comedies but now we are going to see him in an action movie.
There is no official statement regarding the release date of the movie. It is too early to say anything about the release date of the movie. The movie will not release before 2022.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.