Ryan Reynolds and director Michael Bay have teamed up to make this holiday season explosive.
On Tuesday, Netflix released the first trailer for the duo's upcoming action extravaganza, 6 Underground. In it, the Deadpool star plays "One," the billionaire leader of a group of "ghosts" who have all faked their own deaths. Why? The ability to do what they want, which in this case is tracking down baddies around the globe and stopping them.
"What if I told you I know what happens when you die?" One says in the preview. "You become a ghost. The best part of being dead is the freedom. No policies or politics. We answer to no one. We could take out some truly evil people."
Watch the trailer below:
Fans of Reynolds and Bay are in for a go-for-broke assault on the senses. The trailer showcases numerous massive stunts, including more than a few leaps from the tops of skyscrapers. Not to mention Reynolds' signature brand of biting comedy.
"God, this is all so f**king dangerous!" a nerve-rattled One admits in the clip's final moments.
Around the same time that the streaming giant dropped the film's first trailer, Reynolds, clever as ever, posted one of Netflix's DVD sleeves on Instagram, which offers a description of his new film and seems to jokingly hint that Reynolds wants awards-season love for his role in the movie.
"For your consideration comes the haunting story of One (Ryan Reynolds), a brooding, beautiful and sarcastic man, who vows to take his pain and channel it into changing the world for the better," the film's joke description reads. "From Director Michael Bay comes an ode to the great Italian neorealist Fellini but with fast cars, insane action, exotic locations and professional gorgeous people where post-World War II Italy would normally be."
Just over a year ago, Reynolds offered his fans an up-close look at the making of one of the movie's massive car chase scenes. The leading man tweeted a video from Florence, Italy, in which he provides a solemn narration as an explosive collision is executed behind him.
"The best part about shooting with Michael Bay? I don't know a lot of people would say the action," he calmly says in the video. "But for me it's the stillness. Those quiet moments."
The film also stars Dave Franco, Melanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins and Ben Hardy. 6 Underground arrives on Netflix on Dec. 13.