This Netflix Billboard Is So Intense, It Actually Sweats
Nothing makes us want to watch a Netflix action thriller more than Chris Hemsworth's chiseled mug, glowering intensely at the world from a billboard, dripping ice-cold sweat.
Agency Omelet developed the soggy stunt to promote Extraction 2. Folks who encountered the actor's huge, wet head on the streets of NYC and L.A. seemed alternately amused and freaked out, which is exactly as it should be.
The team cut tiny holes in the forehead to simulate pores. A recycling system behind the board continuously pumped water through the apertures to simulate perspiration.
This icky/intimate approach feels refreshing after some of the overblown (albeit immensely impressive) anamorphic OOH efforts we've seen recently.
Netflix has wielded weird billboards before, most notably with this Stranger Things Eggo tie-in (best described as a bloody good show).
For Extraction2 , Unit 9 handled production, with Rapport providing media support.