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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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