Chris Hemsworth’s Netflix film Extraction which is all set to release this Friday also stars Randeep Hooda and Priyanshu Painyuli in pivotal roles. The story of the film is about a mission in which Chris’ character Tyler undergoes a deadly mission to save a child from a drug-lord.
Chris, whom we’ve seen portraying Thor in Marvel’s superhero films. Extraction brings him in an altogether different light. It gives his character a very emotional backstory which Chris loved very much.
In a conversation with Philippine Media, Chris Hemsworth got candid about his character in the film. He said, “The idea for both Sam and I throughout the early discussions and throughout the film was to not have this guy be one-dimensional, and you know, the hero of the film (that’s) simple, indestructible, terminator-esque. It was about having someone who is flawed, vulnerable, has demons and is emotionally complicated.”
He also added, “That then dictated his fighting style. That sort of kamikaze, suicidal push with his movements, and the way he would push through the mission, you know, very little regard for his safety. And so constantly sort of tracking that, and also his emotional arc and change, as he meets this young boy, and how that affects him, I was very thankful for, in this setting, in an action film, to make it sort of an action-art film, if you can call it that. It was a unique opportunity.”
He then opened up about a 12-minute-long action scene which took almost two weeks to complete the shoot. He informed, “We had this sort of 12-minute sequence, a series of single shots seamlessly aligned and cut together that they looked like a single take. That was so (laughs) incredibly challenging. Because of these big, wide shots, we couldn’t have stunt guys coming in and switching (with us). If we made a mistake, we couldn’t cut to another angle. It had to be all in-camera. It had to be made right in the thick of it. And Sam right there, with the camera, on the front of the car, dogging across buildings, you know, amongst the fight sequences. But once we pulled it off — I think it was a two-week shoot to get that 12 minutes — it truly felt that we had done something pretty unique and pretty special. I’m really excited for people to see it.”