Ikorodu Bois, a Nigerian group of young actors, have been invited to the premiere of ‘Extraction 2’, an American action-thriller, following their low-budget remake of the film trailer.
The group made up of three brothers — Babatunde, Muiz and Malik Sanni — are renowned for recreating popular music videos and Hollywood movie trailers.
The young actors took to their Twitter page on Wednesday to share a side-by-side video of their remake and the trailer of ‘Extraction 2’.
They also tagged Russo brothers, the film producers, and Chris Hemsworth, star actor of the movie, and wrote: “We so much love this movie and we hope @chrishemsworth and @netflix sees this remake, pls retweet.”
The post rapidly went viral on Twitter, raking in over 230,000 ‘likes’ and 83,000 ‘retweets’ — as of the time this report was filed.
The tweet also attracted the attention of everyone from Hemsworth and the Russos to even Netflix.
Reacting to the short video, the Russo brothers praised the young Nigerians for their creative work and also invited them to the world premiere of the action-packed Netflix movie sequel.
“This is awesome! We would love to have you guys at the #Extraction 2 premiere…direct message (DM) us and we’ll get you there!,” they replied.
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Ikorodu to the world!🌎 We love and appreciate everyone of you for the steady tags and retweets of this video!! Thank you guys🥺❤️, we never thought it will get to this, Thank youuuuuu😭 @chrishemsworth @therussobrothers @agbofilms @netflix @rudhrakshjaiswal1 ❤️we can’t wait!❤️❤️
In a follow-up post, the Ikorodu Bois appreciated the invitation, noting they had been waiting all long for such an opportunity.
“This would be a dream come through and this is the day we’ve been waiting for all our lives,” the group wrote.
On his part, Hemsworth gave out a massive shout out to the talented kids as words of their ingenuity spread.