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Metroid... the Movie??

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 10 years ago

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Looks like Samus Aran, the sexy armor-clad, alien blasting hero may be headed to the big screen. Director John Woo has optioned the rights to make a Metroid movie. Though its a little early to get excited (its been optioned before without anything happening), having a big-name director, like Woo, talking about it makes it seem like somethings going to happen. I don't know if ILooks like Samus Aran, the sexy armor-clad, alien blasting hero may be headed to the big screen. Director John Woo has optioned the rights to make a Metroid movie. Though its a little early to get excited (its been optioned before without anything happening), having a big-name director, like Woo, talking about it makes it seem like somethings going to happen. I don't know if I should get hyped up, or terrified that they'll butcher the franchise....

Submitted, if approved, I'll delete this entry.

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Eee.. (1)

JMZero (449047) | more than 10 years ago | (#8791923)

John Woo may not have been the best choice. His action movies lately have been horrible. I'll be really sad if this movie ends up a train wreck like Mission Impossible 2 (or, in fairness, Resident Evil or Incredible Hulk). There's been a lot of bad action movies lately, some by some good directors.

This could be something really neat - but they'll need a truly inspired screenwriter. Too bad Shyamalan is busy - Metroid would have been a great universe for him to bust out his first action movie in.

Hellooooo Mr. Anonymous... (1)

Pirogoeth (662083) | more than 10 years ago | (#8792043)

Looks like some coward [slashdot.org] beat you to it..

Re:Hellooooo Mr. Anonymous... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 10 years ago | (#8792171)

yeah, but mine was denied, so I'm not deleting this entry :-P

hmmm (1)

neverkevin (601884) | more than 10 years ago | (#8792619)

I hope it doesn't become some vehicle for some overrated actress like the Tomb Raider series. I think the Tomb Raider series was more about how hot they could make angelina jolie look instead of writing a good script

Re:hmmm (1)

Abm0raz (668337) | more than 10 years ago | (#8792864)

well ... not to disagree, but wasn't that what the game was about? How hot they could make Lara and not how well they could make the game? Kinda like DoA Volleyball.

-Ab

Re:hmmm (1)

neverkevin (601884) | more than 10 years ago | (#8793648)

To be honest, I never played any of the games :) but you might have a point there.

I'm glad you haven't deleted this.. (1)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 10 years ago | (#8794421)


...because I wanted somewhere to place my thoughts but not get lost on the front page.

My first, fan-boy instinctual reaction was to get excited. But the more I think about it, the more I expect it will turn out like every other crappy video-game -> movie production we've seen.

Many of the posters in the article said that they should keep Samus' gender secret until the end, like in the game. It sounds like a good idea at first, but really, how would you implement such a thing? How are you going to have dialogue and acting while the main character is in a suit like that? You'd have to keep her in the suit the whole movie and I just don't know how you could make that work without turning the entire thing into one long action sequence (gee, kind of like the game).

Also, how would you really expand this to a movie plot? The entire game is about her, alone, battling against the bad guys. It seems like an entire action movie where there is only one protaganist character and a bunch of bad guys would be fairly boring. If they try to bring in other characters, will the movie really seem like Metroid?

I'm just not sure if the series can be both interesting and faithful at the same time as a movie. I expect they will take it off on a completely different direction and Samus will be some bubbly-blonde-bimbo and the movie will suck.

Re:I'm glad you haven't deleted this.. (1)

Hi_2k (567317) | more than 10 years ago | (#8799752)

You add her CO. You add some scientists than need rescuing. Perhaps those cute fuzzy things? Make the voice obscured by the suit. Plot? Why not just go with the original's: Evil space pirates steal the metroids. You can change it a little: Metroids were already extracted to a space station. Or, better yet, go with Super Metroids whole thing. You can creativley change it to allow the secret and some plot. It'll be hard, yes, but Woo can pull it off.
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