Netflix reteams with 6 Underground star for new survival thriller

Joe Anderton

From Digital Spy

Netflix has commissioned a new thriller featuring the star of last year's 6 Underground, Mélanie Laurent.

As reported by Variety, the streaming service will drop O2 in the middle of next year.

The French-language film will be directed by Alexandre Aja, who previously directed Piranha 3D and The Hills Have Eyes, marking his first French film in 15 years.

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The movie will focus on a woman who wakes up in a medical cryo unit that was essentially a coffin. She needs to piece together what happened to her and escape, before her oxygen runs out.

Aja is quoted as saying: "After a period spent in lockdown, a project which in its core explores confinement and claustrophobia was a no-brainer, almost a necessity."

It'll be interesting to see when production goes ahead, and if/how they will make it under social distancing.

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Ryan Reynolds spoke about the possibility of a 6 Underground sequel last year, stating: "Yes, we would all do one because we all love each other. This cast genuinely loves each other. So we would be thrilled if it happens."

The Michael Bay-directed film reportedly cost Netflix $150 million to make, and it was apparently one of their most watched originals, so we'd say a sequel is not completely out of the question.

Mélanie Laurent will next be seen in Christopher Nolan's Tenet, which was recently pushed back again. It was moved from July 17 to July 31 to August 12, and now it has been taken off the release calendar altogether.

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