John Woo buys rights to Metroid to make into film

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  1. DefBringer

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    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Action movie director John Woo (news) 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 (news - web sites) 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.

    The franchise is one of the most popular in gaming, and the last console version, 2002's "Metroid Prime" on Nintendo's GameCube, ranks as one of the best-reviewed games ever.

    "We're obviously going to do the film as a bit of an origin story for Samus, the main character," Foxhoven said.

    Woo, among whose films best-known to American audiences are last year's "Paycheck" and 2000's "Mission: Impossible II," will produce the film and may also direct.

    With an expected emphasis on special effects and a budget expected to be well over $100 million, Foxhoven said, a "Metroid" film could be released in about two years at the earliest.

    "Our goal is, if every moon and star aligns, this would be something that we could get out by 2006," he said.

    The film rights to "Metroid" were initially acquired in early 2003 by producers Warren Zide and Craig Perry but eventually lapsed, allowing Woo to step in.
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    He hasn't made a movie worth shit since he left Hong Kong, but oh well...hopefully he will not direct it.
     
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    Damn, I never knew Metroid was a chick.
     
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    :repost:, but this time it includes an article. And I'll say it again in this thread. US production John Woo movies = instant suckage :down:
     
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    hum this could be interesting... I don't know how he is gonna mix in his freak love for the doves in this shit though.
     
  6. saiaba

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    me either.. hope it doesnt suck.
     
  7. landonhodges

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    neither did i. :o
     
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    but... but.. but...
    metroid is a product of japan. therefore the film with be 2/3 japan?
     
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    she only has one gun. Whatever shall he do??? :eek3:
     
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    It's too bad that Metroid isn't human either. :uh:
     
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    EXACTLY! :rofl: So why would so many expect one to know this? :cool:
     
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    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    how many times do you think he's going to have a shot of samus diving forward in slow motion while slowly rolling over in mid air firing at bad guys?
     
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    It'll suck. All video game movies suck.
     
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    I want Jennifer Garner to play in this movie. :x:
     
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    I vote angelina Jolie for lead role :x:
     
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    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    At least twice, maybe three...
     
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    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh fuck, i hate john woo. he makes horrible movies
     
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    They must make fun of Raul Julia in heaven for that being his last movei :o
     
  22. DefBringer

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    John Woo can't direct it because there aren't any doves on alien worlds.
     
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    i wanted John Woo to do the CGI ninja turtles movie based on the comics, but i just read the other day he lost interest in it :(
     
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    can't be worse than ang li. :mamoru:
     
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    :bowrofl: :bowrofl::bowrofl:
     

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