Extraction still delights fans, and for a very good reason. The action film tells the exciting story of a mercenary and former soldier who is supposed to save the son of a notorious drug lord. Chris Hemsworth plays the lead role as a mercenary, and he said that filming this film was probably the hardest time he had as an actor – which says a lot when you think that he also played Thor.
The film features a 12-minute uninterrupted battle scene, a few creepy stunts, and even a scene in which Hemsworth had to hold his breath for three minutes. Most of the film takes place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and many fans have wondered if Extraction was really shot there. We know the following:
Where was Extraction filmed?
While the film was set in Bangladesh, extraction was mainly filmed in India and Thailand. The fighting sequences that took place in the middle of this busy market were filmed in the Indian cities of Ahmedabad and Mumbai, while some other scenes were filmed in common locations in Thailand that were previously used in films.
As director Sam Hargrave explained For The New York Times filming in India was difficult because there weren't many action films made there: "It became a problem early on, just because of the bureaucracy there. Movies like Lion used India fairly well in terms of footage found, like surfacing with a hidden camera, but it was a little different for us since we had a six foot four blond man with a machine gun needed that level of control they weren't used to. "
However, some real images of Dhaka were still used in the film when Hargrave was looking for and photographing some background footage of the film from the city of Bangladesh.