Missy Posted April 8, 2004 Report Share Posted April 8, 2004 This could be really good, or really bad. Woo Woos Metroid John Woo snags the movie rights to Nintendo's best seller. April 07, 2004 - Gamers went gaga last year when news of a big-screen Metroid movie hit... The rights to Nintendo's best-selling title were picked up in January of '03 by Zide/Perry Entertainment, but the project subsequently floundered. Now we've heard, via The Hollywood Reporter, that filmmaker John Woo (Mission: Impossible 2) is injecting new life into the game-to-film adaptation. Woo and his Tiger Hill studio stepped in to snatch up the film rights when Zide/Perry let their option lapse. Woo told the trade, "We are very fortunate that there is such an extensive amount of material to draw upon for the film due to there being so many iterations of the game over the years." There's no word on what level of involvement Woo plans on having with the movie. THR claims the film will center on "the origins of the game's female protagonist, sexy bounty hunter Samus Aran, and relate her adventures battling the insidious life-sucking Metroids and their controlling force, Mother Brain." Producer Brad Foxhoven explained, "We have to assume the mainstream audience is unfamiliar with the property. As for the rest of the film, we will stay true to the game and have Samus battling the Metroids and Mother Brain in a fight for control of the galaxy." Keep watching IGN in the coming weeks for more on the game-to-film adaptation of Metroid, as well as E3 coverage of Metroid Prime 2. -- Brian Linder (source) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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