Originally posted Sunday, November 24, 2019 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
The big-budget film is scheduled to shoot at Atlanta Metro Studios in Union City.
The film just opened pre-production offices with actual production set to begin in January and run through March in Georgia.
“Red Notice” is likely to shoot in other countries as well, given the scope of the project, which centers around the pursuit of the most wanted art thief in the world.
All three stars have global franchise followings courtesy of “Wonder Woman” and “Fast and Furious” (Gadot), “Deadpool” (Reynolds) and multiple films for the Rock such as “Jumanji” and again, “Fast and Furious”.
Rawson Marshall Thurber, who scripted the screenplay and will direct “Red Notice,” has directed Johnson before in “Central Intelligence” and “Skyscraper.”
Deadline said the film’s budget is in the $130 million range, a massive commitment for the streaming service.
Johnson, who co-created Seven Bucks Productions handling the film, gave this statement to Deadline in July when the deal was announced:
“I admire the ambition of Netflix to become one of the biggest movie studios in the world. Their original content generates critical acclaim and invites full collaboration on every level of production. Their unbridled enthusiasm for ‘Red Notice’ is equally matched by their commitment to entertaining audiences on an international scale.”
Netflix is not shying away from spending big bucks on big talent, as evidenced by the recent film starring Eddie Murphy. Other A-list stars attached to future Netflix projects: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, George Clooney and Denzel Washington.
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