Netflix is planning to shoot two sequels to “Red Alert” back-to-back, starting in 2023.
The information was confirmed by Deadline on Wednesday (1/12), two months after director Rawson Marshall Thurber revealed that this was the plan.
Last November, he told the Hollywood Reporter: “If we were going to make a sequel, the only thing responsible would be doing ‘Red Alert 2’ and ‘3’ back-to-back. It’s such a big production, and if you can put it together once, it’s better for everyone. Even for my mental health.”
Thurber is currently working on the new scripts.
The idea is to expand the fictional universe presented in the first “Red Alert” and create a franchise of heist films “in the style of Eleven and a Secret”, according to Deadline.
Last year, “Red Alert” became Netflix’s most-watched movie of all time, accumulating 364 million viewing hours among streaming subscribers. As the platform only counts the first 28 days of exhibition, this number is no longer updated in December.
Written and directed by Thurber, the film was successful in mixing action and comedy, with lots of explosions, beatings and jokes, in addition, of course, to a cast of famous stars. The plot follows “the FBI’s top investigator” (Dwayne Johnson), who enlists “the second most wanted art thief in the world” (Ryan Reynolds) to arrest “the most wanted art thief in the world” (Gal Gadot).