APAC premiere in Manila celebrated with regional celebrities, press, influencers and fans
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Chris Hemsworth, who plays Tyler Rake in Netflix’s EXTRACTION 2, and director Sam Hargrave have landed in Manila for the APAC premiere of their newest action thriller film. It’s a first time for both in Manila. They were also welcomed warmly and met regional celebrities, press, influencers and fans over a two-day programme. That included a press conference and red carpet premiere for the film.
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“I feel excited to be here. Thank you very much for the warm welcome,” Chris said at the press conference on June 5. Sam was also equally thrilled to be in the country and expressed how proud he was of his follow-up film. “This is even bigger and larger and more exciting,” he said, referencing the sequel to one of the most watched films on Netflix.
Furthermore, the pair spoke about the standout scenes in the second film. One of which is a “oner” coming in at 21 minutes and 7 seconds. Chris also revealed, “Probably one of the craziest things we did in EXTRACTION 2 was land a helicopter on a moving train.” “We look at each other and we say how can we push each other to do something we will be proud of 10 years from now and try to make it something memorable for the fans,” said Sam.
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For the APAC Premiere of the film and fan event, Chris and Sam headed to SM Mall of Asia. Over 800 fans were invited to see their favourite stars walk the red carpet. Both stars stepped out to the red carpet to huge cheers from the crowd and spent time signing posters and taking photographs. One lucky superfan even managed to get on stage for a snapshot with the stars.
Local celebrities and influencers like Alden Richards, Alodia Gosiengfiao-Quimbo, and Miguel Tanfelix also made an appearance on the red carpet. Famous action stars from Asia, including our very own Derek Ramsey,Malaysia’s Aaron Aziz and Iedil Dzuhrie Alaudin, and Thailand’s Ananda Everingham and Nawat Kulrattanarak also had a special photo moment on stage with Chris and Sam.
Before leaving, Chris gave a special message to his fans: “Thank you so much for all your support and love for the first film. We appreciate your enthusiasm and excitement for the second one. We wouldn’t be here without you.”
EXTRACTION 2 premieres on June 16, only on Netflix.
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