Following his parkour exploits on Taylor Lautner crime thriller, Tracers, director Daniel Benmayor is at the helm for Xtremo for Netflix, per reports on Wednesday from Variety‘s John Hopewell and Jamie Lang. Xtremo will star Oscar Jaenada (Luis Miguel, Hernán), as well as action specialist Teo García who penned the story with Genaro Rodridguez, and with a script by Iván Ledesma.
The film picks up two years after protagonist Max’s brother Lucero betrayed their family, killing Max’s father and son and leaving Max for dead. Now, hungry for revenge, Max begins a checklist-style spree of revenge killings after Lucerno’s hitmen mercilessly kill the family of Leo, Max’s new teenaged protégé.
Xtremo is described as a breakout for Spain’s market following the local successes of Netflix releases like Ryan Reynolds thriller 6 Underground, crime series Money Heist and action drama Triple Frontier. The film is billed as a full-on Spanish action movie “designed for the global market but with the character and originality of Spanish cinema,” according to Film Factory Entertainment sales agent Vicente Canales, who debuts his Showrunner Films with the project next to partner Julieta Videla.
Director Daniel Benmayor said in a statement: “’Xtremo’ brings to Barcelona a genre of film rarely exploited in Spanish-speaking films. It will be a relentless action film with a spectacular cast that brings together renowned international actors with new talents and a technical team of the highest level that brings a new style to our cinema. Just as signature Spanish horror was created in the past, with ‘Xtremo’ we have the opportunity to create a Spanish standard of action films.”
Also starring are Óscar Casas (Siempre Bruja, Instinto), Andrea Duro (Velvet Colección, La catedral del mar), Sergio Peris-Mencheta (Rambo: Last Blood, La catedral del mar, Isabel ) and Alberto Jo Lee, in addition to award-winning actors Luis Zahera (The Realm) and veteran thesp Juan Diego (Anochece en la India, No sé decir adiós).