Someone Made a Live Action Metroid Short Film, and Now We Want More

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 - 10:13AM
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015 - 10:13AM
Someone Made a Live Action Metroid Short Film, and Now We Want More
Video game movies aren't generally regarded as a genre known for producing quality content, but just because we've had movies like Double Dragon and Mortal Kombat, that doesn't mean we should abandon the genre completely. After all, we're holding out hope that Duncan Jones's upcoming World of Warcraft movie can do its source material justice, and we'd dearly love to see someone give Nintendo's Zelda franchise a shot at the big screen. 

But if you're ready to turn your back on the genre completely, we'd like to point you in the direction of this live action sci-fi short based on Nintendo's Metroid series. Created by Rainfall Films, the short film blends both futuristic and lo-fi sci-fi visuals for a truly unique look and feel. And yes, that is Nerdist's Jessica Chobot as Samus Aran.



If you're thinking that this feels too well-put-together to be a fan-made movie, you'd be correct in your assumption. Rainfall have a history of putting together some pretty tidy concept flicks, and were actually responsible for that incredible Opening quote
The classic Nintendo franchise, Metroid, envisioned through the lens of 60s-70s science fiction cinema such as 2001, Alien, and Solaris: this was the concept for Rainfall's most recent production. Instead of using a modern approach, a style was developed more in tune with the themes that inspired the first Metroid game in 1986: isolation, exploration, and the wonders of deep space.
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