Similar look can be achieved by applying an effect called Bleach Bypass. It originated in cine industry, where bleach bath was bypassed or shortened during processing of traditional silver halide cinematographic film. This effect and its variations are still popular in movies.
When regular film is processed, the developer bath simultaneously creates black and white color image at the same time. The black and white image is normally unwanted and removed by the bleach. So if you skip the bleach, you end up with film that has black and white image superimposed over color image with dark shadows, higher contrast and subdued color.
This can be successfully imitated in digital environment. One way to create it is to duplicate the image, make the copy black and white and superimpose it over the color original with overlay or soft light blending mode. There are many variables that you can manipulate to your taste (blending mode, transparency of the b&w layer, added noise, b&w conversion parameters, namely color blending, etc.).