Netflix’s Extraction Movie Series Could Become a Video Game

A video game based on Joe and Anthony Russo’s Extraction movie franchise could become a reality after a $400 million deal between Russo’s AGBO and Japanese game studio Nexon.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the makers of Avengers: Endgame have sold a 38% stake in AGBO, their independent film banner (Mosul, Cherry, Everything Everywhere All At Once), to Nexon. The deal values ​​the company at $1.1 billion, with Nexon taking a $400 million minority investment.

AGBO and the Russo Brothers are already in talks with Netflix to adapt Chris Hemsworth’s Extraction into a video game, but will similarly work with Nexon to produce cross-platform collaborations based on its library of IPs.

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With an Extraction video game almost certainly still in the idea phase, don’t expect to hear any gameplay or story details for a while. Given that Extraction is a stunt-laden action film focused on serious mercenaries carrying out clandestine missions, it’s a safe bet that a game will focus equally on action tropes and game play. shoot.

If AGBO makes a formal request, Nexon said it is ready to invest an additional $100 million in the first half of 2022.

Nexon is a Japan-listed video game publisher responsible for publishing Asian versions of games like Counter-Strike: Online, MapleStory, FIFA Mobile, and the Korean version of Final Fantasy 14. It is currently the third-largest video game publisher in Asia, behind Tencent and NetEase.

Extraction released on Netflix in April 2020, executive produced by the Russo Brothers and directed by longtime stunt collaborator Sam Hargrave. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Extraction follows Tyler Rake, a mercenary tasked with rescuing the son of an imprisoned crime boss. Extraction 2 once again follows Hemsworth’s character, but plot details are scarce at this time. A trailer released during Netflix’s Tudum event showed the story seemingly picking up from the end of the first film, as Rake climbs out of the river he fell into.

The Russo brothers also said they hopes to expand Extraction into its own cinematic universe, following other characters like Gaspar from David Harbour.

In our review of Extraction, we said it “works because its simple, yet sufficient story lets the film’s action take center stage. If the stunt work was poor, the whole thing would be a complete waste of time. Luckily though, Extraction delivers a grueling and awe-inspiring showcase of expertly choreographed fists, knives, guns and explosions.”

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Andrea G. Henderson