Extraction 2, a sequel to Netflix’s most-watched original film, will begin production in Prague on November 29 with a nearly four-month shoot running through March 19. Avengers star Chris Hemsworth will return in the lead role of Tyler Rake, and call the Czech capital home for the winter months.
Filming for Extraction 2 will reportedly take place both in Prague and surrounding areas in the Czech Republic. Production details including a budget have yet to be revealed, but the sequel promises to be one of the largest international film projects to ever shoot in the Czech Republic.
Extraction 2 producers Joe and Anthony Russo previously shot The Gray Man in Prague earlier this summer. Starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, The Gray Man is reportedly Netflix’s most expensive original film to date with a budget of $250 million; the first Extraction was made for just $65 million. However, primary production on The Gray Man took place in a Los Angeles studio, with three weeks of location work in the center of the Czech capital.
Extraction 2, meanwhile, will primarily film in the Czech Republic, and call Prague home for roughly six times longer than The Gray Man.
As evidenced through social media posts, star Hemsworth has been hard at work preparing himself for the Czech winter:
Local casting agencies are now seeking extras to appear in Extraction 2. If you’d like to register to take part in the production, you can do so through online through Extrafilms. Open in-person calls are also held at the Extrafilms office at Karlovo náměstí on Wednesday afternoons from 15:00, but won’t take place next Wednesday due to the November 17 public holiday in the Czech Republic.
As of last month, Extraction is Netflix’s most-watched original movie, with a total of 99 million viewers reported by the company. Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock, follows with 89 million viewers, and Spenser Confidential with Mark Wahlberg is third with 85 million viewers.
Filming for Extraction 2 was originally scheduled to take place this autumn in Sydney, but plans were scrapped due to Covid-19 regulations. Production swiftly moved to Prague, and the screenplay will have presumably been updated to make the transition from summer in Australia to a chilly Czech winter.
Presumed dead at the end of Extraction, Hemsworth’s character Tyler Rake was revealed to have survived the events of the first film in a teaser trailer released by Netflix in September:
Beyond Hemsworth’s lead character, casting details for Extraction 2 have yet to be revealed; the sequel may not include many returning characters given the events of the first movie. Previously-reported plot details have mentioned a Georgian gangster and an extraction attempt at a maximum-security prison, though it is not known if these are still accurate.
Sam Hargrave, who helmed the first Extraction, will return to direct the sequel from a script by himself and Joe Russo. A former stuntman, Hargrave worked on multiple Marvel movies and had a starring role in Atomic Blonde, which shot in Budapest.
Further details about the production of Extraction 2 in Prague, including possible filming locations, should be revealed in the coming weeks.