Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot-starrer Red Notice is all set to release on Netflix.
The tweet says it will be "an action-adventure film revolving around the pursuit of the world's most wanted art thief".
Universal initially thought of the project as a summer tentpole, setting it up for a June 2020 release, and then it was going to play Thanksgiving of next year following its delay.
Written and directed by Marshall (who directed Johnson in Central Intelligence and Skyscraper), Red Notice was a hot package past year that had almost every major studio, including Legendary, New Line, Paramount, and Sony, bidding for it.
Adding Gadot and Reynolds into it and Netflix really had a challenge on its hands.
However, Deadline report that Universal failed to meet a specific production point, and Thurber showed the script to Netflix, who immediately took it over, making the estimated $130 million production (without a penny spent on advertising or promotion, so likely closer to $200 million) the biggest feature project on the streaming service to date. But with a load of hit series and originals in its back catalogue, Netflix must be pretty sure about the new franchise - and more than capable of delivering if past productions are anything to go by.
When Thurber laid out the plot for his new movie, Red Notice, it was immediately snapped up, with a release date of 13 November 2020 set out. "We can't wait to bring this story and this Dream Team of movie stars, Dwayne, Ryan, and Gal, to audiences around the world", Netflix Film head Stuber, said in a statement. Their original content generates critical acclaim and invites full collaboration on every level of production.