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Netflix Offering 'Lifetime' Subscription To Whoever Gets The Highest Score On A New Game

Netflix Offering 'Lifetime' Subscription To Whoever Gets The Highest Score On A New Game

Netflix is giving someone the chance to win a free 1,000-month subscription by playing a game.

To celebrate the release of its new flick The Old Guard, Netflix is offering one US resident an 'Immortal Netflix Account' - which runs for 1,000 months, or 83 years - to whoever gets the high score on an original The Old Guard video game.

The movie is based upon the graphic novel by Greg Rucka and tells the tale of a group of mercenaries with a 'mysterious inability to die', who find their secret is suddenly exposed just as an unexpected new member is discovered.

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Credit: Netflix
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Charlize Theron plays Andy - who heads up the gang - alongside KiKi Layne and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

And to tie-in with the movie's release, Netflix has launched the new competition, which opens today.

According to Netflix: "As you would expect, the original game used for the competition mirrors the events of the film. It's a browser-based, top-down, beat 'em up video game where you play as the lead character of the film, and fight off hordes of enemies using only the film's iconic one-handed Labrys (aka a giant, double-bladed axe).

"But just like in the movie, dying is not the end. Getting killed only slows you down, so to get the highest score, you have to defeat enemies without getting hit, and as quickly as possible."

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The competition runs across three days - 17, 18 and 19 July - and can be played here, but is only open to US residents.

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Credit: Netflix

The movie has gone down a storm on the streaming site, and director Gina Prince-Bythewood has already hinted that she'd be down to work on a sequel.

In an interview with Polygon, she said: "Honestly, it's up to the audience. We'll see how the audience responds to the film.

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"Greg Rucka, who wrote the graphic novels and the screenplay, always envisioned the novels as a trilogy, and I know where the story goes, which is pretty great. So if the audience is up for them, there's certainly more story to tell."

She added: "It really depends on where I am when it's ready for a sequel. I love this story. I love the characters. I love the cast I put together. So I don't know, I love that I created this thing, and I don't know how I'd feel about someone else's hands on it.

"On the flip side, I have my next film lined up, so it would probably be based on schedule more than desire. Because certainly, of course I would want to."

The Old Guard is streaming on Netflix now and you can play the video game here from 4pm (BST) today.

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Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]