Director Michael Bay is well-known for the rampant destruction in his movies, and his next film looks to continue that trend in very strange fashion.
The first trailer has been released for Bay’s 6 Underground, and we’ve got to say: this is a weird trailer. Beginning like a tourism ad for Italy, the trailer begins with beautiful shots of the European country while soothing music plays and a narrator extols the nation’s virtues. All that is then interrupted by a lime green sports sedan careening around Florence, knocking over various priceless pieces of art and just causing destruction wherever it goes. In the car are Ryan Reynolds, Dave Franco, and others, and they’re all complaining and shouting at each other as men in other cars shoot at them. It’s pretty impossible to tell exactly what’s going on or even what this movie is about, but at least the scenery is pretty. Check it out below.
What the trailer doesn’t do a good job of doing is explaining the movie’s premise, which is actually pretty interesting. It’s about a team of six skilled agents, led by Reynolds’ character, who travel the world doing good. Oh, and all of them are legally dead, having had their backgrounds erased. Here’s the complete synopsis, via Collider:
What’s the best part of being dead? It isn’t escaping your boss, your ex, or even erasing your criminal record. The best part about being dead…is the freedom. The freedom to fight the injustice and evil that lurk in our world without anyone or anything to slow you down or tell you “no.” 6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will.
The movie sounds like it could offer a nice twist to the usual action blockbuster fare, and if it sounds interesting to you, 6 Underground will land on Netflix on Dec. 13.