Australian actor Chris Hemsworth moves to Prague with the film crew to make an action film. This is due to concerns about further tightening of quarantine measures due to the spread of coronavirus in Australia, where the project was originally supposed to originate, writes the Variety server.
In the Czech capital, the continuation of Nettolix’s Rescue from Streaming Services will continue. Last year’s first volume, about a fearless mercenary on a dangerous mission, was one of the most successful works of this video library for viewers, it was seen by over 90 million people.
Hemsworth, who was otherwise famous for his role as Thor in adaptations of comics from the Marvel publishing house, already played the main role in it.
“Chris Hemsworth has to drop a bottle of brandy and shoot everything that moves in the Bangladeshi city of Dhaka during the rescue mission. Both works are due to brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, who recently shot the big-budget film The Gray Man in Prague, also for Netflix.
The first volume of Rescue was filmed in India, Bangladesh and Thailand. One of the reasons for the change of location for the current second part may be Hemsworth’s busy calendar, which would not allow the reduction of filming delays if the epidemic situation worsened in the winter, writes Variety. At the end of August, the country reported several times the highest daily increases in covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Variety recalls that Australia has been one of the most sought-after places for filming and series since the middle of last year. Its popularity was due to strict measures against the spread of coronavirus, thanks to which countries face only a small number of infected. But now the situation is getting worse. Australia has already arrived on the shooting of the film Days of Leaving with Natalie Portman based on the book of the same name by Elena Ferrante, the daily adds Sydney Morning Herald.
Chris Hemsworth has to complete Rescue 2 by November, when he will be shooting Furiosa in Australia, a new part of the Crazy Max saga by director George Miller.