April 24th will see the streaming release of Netflix's latest movie based on a comic book, Extraction, starring Chris Hemsworth. It is based on the Oni Press graphic novel Ciudad, which was created/developed by the Russo Brothers, Andre Parks, and Fernando Leon Gonzalez, published in 2014 from Oni Press.
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(W) Ande Parks, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo (A) Fernando Leon Gonzalez (CA) Eric Skillman
She was kidnapped and taken to the worst place on earth. He was hired to get her out. Now, they're both trapped in a city that wants them both dead, and their hopes of getting out are fading fast. From the bloodthirsty criminals, to the corrupt police, to the kid hiding a Glock under his sweatshirt on the corner, everyone wants Tyler Rake and Eva Roche dead. Set in the real world locale of Ciudad del Este, Ciudad explodes with breathtaking action and hyper violence from critically acclaimed writer Ande Parks [Capote in Kansas, Union Station], writer/directors Joe & Anthony Russo [Captain America: The Winter Soldier], and artist Fernando Le n González! In Shops: Dec 03, 2014 SRP: $19.99
Directed by Sam Hargrave and written by Joe Russo, the movie eas also previously known as Dhaka. It stars Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake, as well as Manoj Bajpayee, Randeep Hooda, Pankaj Tripathi, David Harbour, Derek Luke, Marc Donato, Fay Masterson, Prashant Narayanan, Golshifteh Farahani, Priyanshu Painyuli, Hays Wellford, Ankit Vaishnav, Rohit Sukhwani, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Bhagwan Tiwari, Suhail Nayyar, Jay Ali, Mir Sarwar, Geetanjali Thapa and Suraj Rikame.
The film has a bit of a gender switch, Tyler Rake, a black-market mercenary is now hired to rescue the kidnapped son (Rudhraksh Jaiswal) rather than daughter, of an international crime lord. Rake ventures to Dhaka, Bangladesh, to extract the kid, and over the course of the mission, a closeness develops and Rake discovers a path of redemption.
I mean, obviously the comic will be better. And copies of the original print run are still available on Amazon, and cheaper on eBay, but that may not be the case when people put two and two – or Ciudad and Extraction – together.
This will be the first film directed by Hargrave, who worked with the Russos as stunt coordinator and second unit director on Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, and who was also Chris Evans' stunt double in the Marvel movies.