It looks like Netflix will be kicking off the new year with a literal bang. Their new futuristic shoot-em-up “Outside the Wire” comes from the studio that made other recent action flicks for the streaming giant, the surprisingly good “Extraction” and the not-so-good “The Old Guard”. Directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström, this action and sci-fi blend dropped its first trailer this morning. And while it certainly has a familiar look, it could also be a pretty good time.
The movie stars Marvel alum Anthony Mackie and is set to premiere just before his big MCU Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”. Mackie plays a seriously tough android who is partnered with an inexperienced drone pilot (Damson Idris) to go into a heavy militarized territory in search of a doomsday weapon. Action ensues as Mackie shows off his action movie lead actor chops. The clips we get are loaded with fisticuffs, gunfire, and even robots. That’s all I needed. I’ll be giving it a look.
“Outside the Wire” premieres January 15th on Netflix. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.