A low-budget remake of the Extraction trailer has left everyone, from Chris Hemsworth to the Russo brothers, stunned, so much so that the Nigerian filmmakers behind it were rewarded with passes to the premiere of the sequel to Extraction.
The re-make which was made by a group of young Nigerian filmmakers known simply as Ikorodu Bois, was made using household items such as brooms and cans of soft drinks.
In a side-by-side video posted on Twitter, the Ikorodu Bois wrote, “We so much love this movie and we hope @chrishemsworth and @netflix sees this remake, pls retweet.”
Consequently, the tweet has since received over 70,000 retweets and close to 2 million likes, attracting the attention of everyone from Hemsworth and the Russos to even Netflix.
To show their support and express their pleasure, the Russo Brothers said, “This is awesome! We would love to have you guys at the #Extraction 2 premiere…DM us and we’ll get you there!”
“This would be a dream come through and this is the Day we’ve been waiting for all our lives,” The Bois replied.
To show his support, Hemsworth shared their trailer on Instagram and wrote that their version might be better than the actual film.
“Huge shout out to these amazing young film makers @ikorodu_bois for recreating @extraction trailer shot for shot! I think your version might be better than the original !! @netflixfilm,” he wrote.
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Director Sam Hargrave also shared the video and wrote, “So awesome!! These amazing young filmmakers from Nigeria recreated the #Extraction trailer shot for shot. Such ingenuity!! Bravo. Link to their full-length original video on twitter in my bio. CHECK IT OUT!”
Netflix’s official account also replied to the Russo Brothers’ tweet and wrote, “Love this!”
Extraction, written by Joe Russo and shot partially in India, became the most-viewed Netflix original film after its April debut. The action adventure also starred Randeep Hooda, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Priyanshu Painyuli, David Harbour, Golshifteh Farahani and Pankaj Tripathi.