Film Director John Woo Licenses 'Metroid' Game

Action movie director John Woo wants to bring one of the most famous women in video gaming to the big screen, and he plans to spend big bucks to do it. Woo's production company, Tiger Hill Entertainment, has licensed the film rights to the Nintendo Co. Ltd. video game franchise "Metroid," Tiger Hill's president said on Wednesday.

"I think that there's an opportunity in the sci-fi genre particularly for something like Metroid," Brad Foxhoven told Reuters. "I think a lot of parents have grown up on it from the NES days." "Metroid," which made its U.S. debut on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986, tells the story of a female warrior, Samus Aran, who uses a super-powered suit to battle energy-sapping Metroids and the evil Mother Brain.

News source: Reuters

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I have mixed feelings on this one. While John Woo has made some great movies, he's also had his share of bad ones. Considering this is a Game to Movie, I don't have high hopes for it yet. We'll probably see teaser trailers in 6-7 months or so (if they decide to do any) and real ones in around a year or more...depending on how long he takes to make it. IMHO, the longer, the better.