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Michael Bay to Direct Six Underground for Skydance

March 7, 2018

Skydance Media announced today that Michael Bay (Transformers) will direct their upcoming original feature film Six Underground.

Santa Monica, CA – March 07, 2018. The action film is based on an original idea from writers and executive producers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, best known for their irreverent work on Deadpool. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger will produce Six Underground along with Bay.

“Throughout his career Michael Bay has been unparalleled in creating global theatrical events,” said David Ellison, Chief Executive Office of Skydance Media. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have this amazing team come together, bringing their unique style and vision to the movie.”

The film is targeting a summer start of production for release in 2019.

About Skydance Media

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, and interactive platforms. Its feature films include Annihilation, LIFE, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Star Trek Beyond, Mission: Impossible – Rogue NationTerminator GenisysWorld War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, G.I. Joe: RetaliationJack ReacherMission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and True Grit. Skydance’s next feature film to release is Mission: Impossible – Fallout on July 27, 2018. In 2017, Skydance formed an animation division to develop and produce a slate of high-end feature films and television series in partnership with Spain’s Ilion Animation Studios. Skydance Television launched in 2013. Its current slate includes Emmy-nominated Grace and Frankie on Netflix, Altered Carbon on Netflix, Jack Ryan on Amazon, Condor on AT&T Audience Network, and Dietland on AMC. Skydance Interactive launched in 2016 to create and publish original and IP-based virtual reality experiences and video games. Skydance Interactive recently debuted its first original title – Archangel, a story-driven VR shooter.


Dawn Lach
Skydance Media Public Relations

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