Rumors of a Metroid movie resurface
Is it just me, or is this a good year to be a Metroid fan or what? We’ve got fan games coming out of the wazoo and now Metroid is rumored to be heading to the silver screen, this time with Michael Bay at the helm.
You may have heard of Bay recently, he’s directed a startling high number of blockbusters in his career. Notable mentions include: Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, The Rock, The Island, Bad Boys II, and more recently Transformers. In 2007 Michael Bay directed a total of five movies, and at current only has three lined up for this year and one for next, so it’s feasible that there could be some credibility to this claim.
“He’s rumored to be talking with Nintendo about either Producing or directing a Metroid based film.“
Nintendo Fan Allaince has pointed out a startling trend in movies recently.
“Each decade film tends to focus around themes like musicals in the 1940s and chick flicks in the 1970s. The new millenium (2000-2009) has been centered around super heros and comics, for example, Spiderman, Ironman, X-men, Superman, and Ghost Rider. […] As 2009 approaches and we head into a new decade one can only wonder where film will take us next.”
He’s rumored to be talking with Nintendo about either Producing or directing a Metroid based film. It’s all speculation at this current point, as have similar rumors of a Metroid movie so for now take it with a grain of salt, but talk hasn’t died down recently and the series could have a considerable target audience of gamers and techies to tailor to. This comes off of the back of rumors Bay would be directing a Prince of Persia Movie.
One thing is for sure, we haven’t heard the last of Miss Samus Aran, in one form or another, she’ll be looking to make new impressions in the ever expanding video game, and not so video game market.