One of the greatest Netflix movies of all time could be turned into a game

A game based on the hit Netflix movie Extraction is reportedly being discussed between Netflix itself and production company AGBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It comes after Japanese video game company Nexon made a $400m (about £295.6m) minority investment in AGBO. Part of the reason for this investment is to “further support AGBO’s development, production and ownership of tentpole-led entertainment universes that appeal to global audiences, including through games and Virtual Experiences.” World,” says Nexon.

He adds that, if requested, he is ready to invest over an additional $100m (approximately £75m/A$140m) in the first half of 2022.

“Film and TV have been proven to drive engagement and longevity in game franchises, and we’re now partnered with the best franchise IP creators and adapters in film and TV,” said Nick van Dyk, president of Nexon Film & Television.

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Extraction stars Chris Hemsworth as a black ops mercenary hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an Indian drug lord in Bangladesh. The screenplay was written by Joe Russo, with him and his brother Anthony Russo also serving as producers.

The Russo Brothers, who run AGBO, are perhaps best known for their directorial work on several Marvel Cinematic Universe films, particularly Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

Extraction is considered one of, if not the most popular, Netflix original movies. In July 2020, Netflix told Bloomberg that it was watched by 99 million households in its first four weeks.

Unsurprisingly, a sequel to Extraction is in development, with participation from the Russo Brothers and director Sam Hardgrave, who also directed the first film. A trailer released in September 2021 confirmed that Chris Hemsworth would reprise the lead role.

Alfonso E. Cramer