Metroid movie in the works?

The film rights to Nintendo's Metroid series are reportedly sold off.

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According to Coming Soon, via a report through Variety, the creators of the films American Pie and Final Destination have purchased the film rights to Nintendo's Metroid series. Warren Zide and Craig Perry, both of whom were producers on those films, are currently searching for writers as well as a director for the project.

We'll post more as it becomes available.

Discussion

30 comments
ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Metroid would never make a good movie. It would end up worse than that Super Mario brothers abomination that came out in 1993.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@Tr3vor93 There were some good movie/game joints, like Batman on the NES, even down to X-Men Origins: Wolverine on the PS3 or XBOX.

Tr3vor93
Tr3vor93

it will be better for the game if there is no movie. you know how the games that are based off of movies are, they suck. imagine what kind of crap could happen...

fastlane1893
fastlane1893

I hope they don't ruin it! It will be really sad if they do

limonface32
limonface32

Sadly it's not coming out. (Trust me there are a lot of fakes on youtube.) I wish it was real.

tequilero
tequilero

6 years and still no movie;it sucks!!

LordImperius
LordImperius

It's not the movie AP or the people who made it, its the people making Final Destination!

masterds64
masterds64

what those hacks! I hate comadies....i was hoping that they make it like alien (yeah the original-isolating experience, just like metroid) but...why them! Oh well, at least it's not another PW Anderson movie (avp wasn't scary enough-too much action not enough filler)

gamerpro10k
gamerpro10k

why the people form American Pie going to make a great game to a movie? there better make it great!

homie13_9
homie13_9

when its there gonna be more news on this movie??

DUUUUUUDEn51
DUUUUUUDEn51

Oh snap, this can't be good... I mean, from the creators of American Pie??? what the hell!!! I'm not saying that American Pie is bad, is just too diferent from the Metroid Universe. Besides, Samus is a silent protagonist... Hopefully they will never make it.

flimsycat
flimsycat

Hopefully they don't give us another Super Mario Bros. like movie...

gigabrowser12
gigabrowser12

This was posted in 2003..... I'm not so sure...

LEFT_OVERS777
LEFT_OVERS777

i hope the movie will be good, they better not ruin it.

Virus214
Virus214

Update... JOHN WOO IS GONNA TAKE A SHOT AT METROID !! lol old update. but whatever. jus check out IGN movies

oliver_475
oliver_475

...... good game, but will be translated to a poor film... i mean come on, makers of American Pie? This is gonna be 1 corny film... if it ever gets released :P

DJ_Nario
DJ_Nario

If they make it out to be a crappy corny movie.. I am burning down any theaters that have it playing and the studio it was created in. I have wanted them to come out with a move for these games for some time and they better not screw it up! Fine! Go to jail and prove that all gamers are violent! >_> Nonetheless, I can't wait for this movie to come out. I've been waiting ever since I've heard this news... what's taking so long for another announcement?

dragonman17
dragonman17

If they make it out to be a crappy corny movie.. I am burning down any theaters that have it playing and the studio it was created in. I have wanted them to come out with a move for these games for some time and they better not screw it up!

inu-yasha16
inu-yasha16

game_guy2500, good question. But at the same time, why wouldn't they? Maybe he's a retro gamer, just like us. Or maybe he knows a good movie idea when he sees it, and I think it would be a pretty good movie, if they don't screw it up like the producers did to the Mario movie with real people, Resident Evil, and *shudders* BloodRayne

newFoxhound
newFoxhound

The same reason the director of Rush Hour made Xmen 3.

gmrscore-addict
gmrscore-addict

wo zomg that was 3 years ago... and it was sopossed to come out last year :shock:

Gin_Tama
Gin_Tama

woo.. that was 3 years ago o.O

RE4FreakOut
RE4FreakOut

I agree with Warfust, it's been too damn long.

Warfust
Warfust

It's been 3 years and we are still waiting....

Crazy_Sam
Crazy_Sam

Ah sure hope it will not be some comedy.

game_guy2500
game_guy2500

Why would the people who made American Pie want to make a Metroid movie?