6 Underground is an upcoming American vigilante action thriller film directed by Michael Bay and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Dave Franco, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Peyman Maadi, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, and Ben Hardy.[3] Bay produced the film with his longtime partner Ian Bryce and Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.

6 Underground
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Directed byMichael Bay
Produced by
Written by
Music byLorne Balfe[1]
CinematographyBojan Bazelli
Edited by
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • December 13, 2019 (2019-12-13) (United States)
CountryUnited States
Budget$150 million[2]

6 Underground is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2019, by Netflix.

Plot synopsisEdit

6 billionaires form a vigilante squad after faking their deaths in order to take down notorious criminals. Each member was brought to the team by their leader (Reynolds) for their unique skills and a desire to erase their past and change the future.[4]



Filming in Florence in September 2018

On March 7, 2018, it was reported that Michael Bay would direct the action thriller film, 6 Underground, based on the script by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, which would be produced by Skydance Media's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger along with Bay.[5] In May 2018, it was reported that Netflix would distribute the film, for what they intend to be a new action franchise with Ryan Reynolds starring in the lead role.[2]

In July 2018, Dave Franco, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy and Lior Raz joined the cast.[6][7][8] In August 2018, Mélanie Laurent and Peyman Maadi joined the cast of the film.[9]

Principal production commenced on July 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, Italy (Florence, Rome, Taranto, Siena and Frascati)[10] and the United Arab Emirates (Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Liwa Oasis, Ras Al Khaimah, and Sharjah).[11][12] Principal photography wrapped on December 5, 2018.[13] Production reportedly costs $150 million[14], the second most expensive film in the Netflix platform since Will Smith's movie Bright.[15]


It is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2019.[16]


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  2. ^ a b Fleming Jr., Mike (May 22, 2018). "Netflix, Michael Bay, Ryan Reynolds & Skydance Set Action Franchise 'Six Underground'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Empire. "Mélanie Laurent Joins Michael Bay's Six Underground". Empire. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  4. ^ Schaefer, Sandy (October 1, 2019). "6 Underground Trailer: Michael Bay, Netflix & Ryan Reynolds Join Forces". ScreenRant. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 7, 2018). "Michael Bay Sets '6 Underground,' 'Robopocalypse' as Next Two Films (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 19, 2018). "Michael Bay's '6 Underground' Sets Ensemble to Join Ryan Reynolds (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "'Fauda' Star Lior Raz to Co-Star With Ryan Reynolds in Michael Bay's 'Six Underground' (Exclusive)".
  8. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (July 30, 2018). "'Bohemian Rhapsody's Ben Hardy Joins Michael Bay's '6 Underground' At Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  9. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (August 15, 2018). "Mélanie Laurent & Payman Maadi Join Michael Bay's Big-Budget Netflix Pic '6 Underground'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "Michael Bay/Ryan Reynolds' 'Six Underground' Starts Filming August 2nd In LA and Rome – GWW". thegww.com. July 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Ryan Reynolds filming in Abu Dhabi: Reem Island residents warned to expect roadblocks". The National. November 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "In pictures: Ryan Reynolds spotted filming around Abu Dhabi". The National. November 15, 2018.
  13. ^ Heath, Paul (December 12, 2018). "Michael Bay's Netflix Film '6 Underground' Has Wrapped Shooting". The Hollywood News. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  14. ^ Reyes, Mike (October 2, 2019). "Ryan Reynolds' New 6 Underground Movie Doesn't Seem To Be Going To Theaters, And That Sucks". CINEMABLEND. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  15. ^ Couch, Aaron. "Netflix's '6 Underground' Trailer Brings Together Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  16. ^ White, Peter (October 1, 2019). "Netflix Sets Premiere Date For Ryan Reynolds/Michael Bay Action Feature '6 Underground'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 1, 2019.

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