Extraction’s Sam Hargrave was called up as a second unit director for The Mandalorian’s season 2!
Director Sam Hargrave, who directed the Chris Hemsworth starrer Extraction for Netflix, has worked as the second unit director for The Mandalorian’s second season, which will make its way to Disney + Hotstar in October next year. The director was called in after the show’s creator Jon Favreau decided to up the range of the action in the series, which got done with its first season during the platform’s launch earlier this year.
In an exclusive interview with Collider, Hargrave revealed that he got a call from one of the show’s line producers, saying that Jon and the team had wanted somebody who had a good experience with action sequences. Hargrave spoke about the experience of shooting with the team, who had used a lot of cool technology such as ‘The Volume’ (a tech setup that makes it look like the inside of a live game engine).
Hargrave’s Extraction was largely appreciated for its innovative action sequences, which included single-take shots, efficient use of the camera zooming in and out of a car, speedy hand combat and road chase sequences. The Chris Hemsworth starrer is also looking at a sequel, which could take off anytime next year.
For now, one thing’s for sure. Sam Hargrave is a name that we all would be hearing a lot more in Hollywood!