According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix and the AGBO production company would be discussing a video game for “Extraction”, one of their most successful films.
This comes after the Japanese video game company Nexon; make a minority investment of $ 400 million (approximately £ 295.6 million) in AGBO. Part of the reason for this investment is:
“Further support AGBO’s development, production and ownership of tent-led entertainment universes that appeal to audiences from around the world, including through games and virtual world experiences,” says Nexon .
It adds that, if requested, it is willing to invest more than an additional $ 100 million in AGBO; (around £ 75 million / AU $ 140 million) in the first half of 2022.
“Film and television have been shown to generate greater engagement and longevity for game franchises, and we are now partnered with the best franchise IP creators and adapters in film and television.” Says Nick van Dyk, president of Nexon Film & Television.
Netflix’s most popular movie
Extraction stars Chris Hemsworth as a black ops mercenary hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an Indian drug dealer in Bangladesh. The script was written by Joe Russo, and he and his brother Anthony Russo also served as producers.
The Russo brothers, who run AGBO, are perhaps best known for their work as directors on various Marvel Cinematic Universe films, most notably Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Extraction is considered one of Netflix’s original movies, if not the most popular. In July 2020, Netflix told Bloomberg that it had been viewed by 99 million households in its first four weeks.
Unsurprisingly, a sequel to Extraction is in development, with the participation of the Russo brothers and director Sam Hardgrave, who also directed the first film. A teaser trailer released in September 2021 confirmed that Chris Hemsworth will reprise the title role.
Nothing has been confirmed about the Extraction video game, so we will have to wait first for the premiere of its sequel. To later discover what are the plans of Netflix and AGBO.