Stay Frosty

Idris Elba is continuing his push into action movie territory.

The Luther, The Wire, and Marvel Cinematic Universe veteran is leading the ensemble of James Gunn’s explosive action film The Suicide Squad later this year, and now Elba is also set to star in a new action film called Stay Frosty, which hails from Extraction director Sam Hargrave.
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Combat Control

Extraction director Sam Hargrave has found a new movie to make.

He’ll direct Combat Control, a film about Afghanistan War soldier and Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman. And after working with one Marvel Cinematic Universe star in Extraction (Thor actor Chris Hemsworth), Hargrave will be working with another MCU alum this time around: Spider-Man: Far From Home actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Read More »

Mandalorian second unit

When 2020 began, Sam Hargrave was best known as a stunt performer and second unit director for several Marvel Studios movies. Now, he’s the director of Netflix’s most-watched original movie ever, the Chris Hemsworth-starring action thriller Extraction. But while he waits for the Extraction follow-up film to be written, Hargrave is heading to a galaxy far, far away: he’s revealed that he’s the second unit director on season 2 of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian. Does this mean Baby Yoda will get into some brutal hand-to-hand combat in the new season? Please say yes.
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extraction 2

After a record-setting debut on Netflix, the streamer is already moving forward with Extraction 2Joe Russo, who penned the first Extraction, has closed a deal with Netflix to write a second installment in the new action franchise. But Russo teases that the follow-up to Extraction could be either a sequel or a prequel.

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VFX Artists React to His Dark Materials

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as the visual effects artists from Corridor Crew take a look at the impressive work from HBO’s series adaptation of His Dark Materials, as well as the feature film The Golden Compass, and more. Plus, director Sam Hargrave breaks down a scene from his new Netflix movie Extraction and gets some help from his leading man Chris Hemsworth, and Futurama star John DiMaggio improvises voices for new animated characters on the spot. Read More »


Chris Evans has embodied Captain America on screen for the past seven years, but another person has also worn that iconic suit during some of Cap’s more harrowing adventures: Sam Hargrave, a stunt performer who has gone on to be the stunt coordinator for movies like Suicide Squad and Avengers: Infinity War.

Hargrave is set to make his feature directorial debut with an action thriller called Dhaka, and the whole thing is shaping up to be an Avengers reunion. Hargrave has signed Chris Hemsworth (Thor: Ragnarok) to star, and the film is being written and produced by Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Read more about Dhaka below.
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