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Ikorodu Bois Extraction trailer goes viral. Don't miss the special gift from Russo Brothers

India Today logo India Today 26-06-2020 Nairita Mukherjee
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What can your creativity win you? Well, among other things, it can win you a front-row seat to the premiere of Extraction 2. That is, of course, if your work gets a certificate from the Russo Brothers themselves.

A Twitter handle going by the name of Ikorodu Bois shared a brilliant remake of the Extraction trailer and the video has caught the attention of the Russo Brothers. The 2.10-minute video is a scene-by-scene remake of Netflix's Extraction, starring Chris Hemsworth and Randeep Hooda in the lead. From every gunshot fired in the original trailer to every dialogue delivered, the Ikorodu Bois have nailed every frame.

Sharing the video on June 24 on Twitter, they wrote, "We so much love this movie and we hope @chrishemsworth and @netflix sees this remake, pls retweet." So far, the video has garnered over 9.5 million views and over 135.6k retweets.

In just two days, the video has managed to reach Russo Brothers' timeline. They retweeted the clip hailing them for their creative talents, and even invited them to attend the premiere of Extraction 2. "This is awesome! We would love to have you guys at the #Extraction 2 premiere...DM us and we'll get you there," read their tweet.

Chris Hemsworth shared the video on Instagram, and wrote, "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 (sic)."

Extraction director Sam Hargrave too gave them a shoutout. He 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! @netflixfilm @netflix @chrishemsworth #youngfilmmakers #cool #bravo #encore (sic)."

Extraction released earlier this year and is one of Netflix's most expensive and most ambitious projects. Shot across Bangladesh and in parts of India, it is the story of a mercenary on hire, played by Chris, who is given the job of rescuing the kidnapped son of an Indian drug lord from the holds of a Bangladeshi drug lord. It is directed by Avengers stunt director Sam Hargrave and the story is by Joe Russo, director of Avengers: Endgame. Extraction stars Pankaj Tripathi, Rudrakhsh Jaiswal, Priyanshu Painyuli, David Harbour, Golshifteh Farahani, among others, apart from Chris and Randeep.

Staying true to what the Russo Brothers and Sam Hargrave stand for, Extraction has some topnotch action, shot in the Avengers-style, something the fans absolutely loved. The Ikorodu Bois video, however, recreates all of that with very humble means and still manages to make it a treat to watch.

Check out the original trailer of Extraction and tell us how the Ikorodu Bois fared.

This, however, isn't the first time one of their videos were noticed. A short while ago, Alvaro Monte aka The Professor from Money Heist shared one of their recreations and wrote, "What an amazing job!!! Congrats!! Thanks a lot for this You all are the very best!! (sic)." This was in response to their video, captioned, "If Money Heist was shot in ikorodu. Pls retweet until @netflix @lacasadepapel sees this (sic)."

The Ikorodu Bois have been waiting for Netflix to notice them for a while, and they finally have what they wanted. Retweeting the Russo Brothers, they wrote, "This would be a dream come through and this is the Day we've been waiting for all our lives (sic)."

Nigerian kids Ikorodu Bois are the internet's current favourite. They rose to fame by recreating scenes from Hollywood films and even music videos. Their USP is that each of their video recreations is done using only household items, keeping the essence of the original intact.

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