AGBO’s Joe and Anthony Russo.
Video games, and film and television have been connected since the days of the original Super Mario Bros. film of the 1990s and the 25-year string of Pokémon cartoons and theatrical releases, to name just two. But as games have become more technologically advanced and sophisticated in terms of storytelling — and as film franchises have become increasingly bankable in an uncertain time for theaters — a new collaboration between two companies could rethink the way those two forms of media connect this decade.
Tokyo-based gaming company Nexon Co. Ltd. announced Jan. 5 that it has made a $400 million investment for a 38% stake in downtown-based production company AGBO Films, which was founded in 2017 by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo. The investment puts…