Rawson Marshall Thurber, director of Netflix’s most expensive movie Red Notice has plenty of reasons to be proud of. With 328.8 million viewing hours, Red Notice is officially the most-watched movie in Netflix history.
Thurber wrote a screenplay for a heist movie with Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot in 2018. Universal Pictures was initially announced to distribute the movie, but after disagreements over a budget, the project was passed to Netflix in July 2019. Soon after, Ryan Reynolds joined the cast.
The movie started production in February 2020, but the pandemic stopped production a month after. The production resumed in October 2020. The movie was released on November 12, 2021. Although it received negative reviews from the critics, the audience gave it favorable reviews thanks to the chemistry and charisma of the main stars. Three weeks after the release, the movie has the best viewership any Netflix movie ever had, with 328.8 million viewing hours. The movie was in Netflix’s TOP 10 in 94 countries for three consecutive weeks.
With a reported budget of $200 million, Red Notice is Netflix’s most expensive movie yet. Considering the movie’s ending, many fans started demanding the sequel on social media, and main stars, despite their busy schedules, expressed interest for more. Marshall Thurber recently revealed that he’s not working on the script for a sequel, but he’s having conversations with Netflix about it. He revealed that he would love to film a sequel and a threequel back-to-back if Netflix allows him.
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Red Notice is now available on Netflix.