Metroid Movie possibilities diminish

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  1. kartaron

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    Producer Yoshio Sakamoto says that not much is happening on the Metroid movie front.

    Back in April, it was announced that John Woo had optioned Nintendo's best-selling video game franchise for the big screen. Woo would produce the sci-fi movie and has the option to direct. The plan was to release the first film in the franchise before 2006.

    Sakamoto tells Nintendo Dream magazine that there are actually no plans at the current time for the movie to begin production.

    "There's been no progress [with the movie]," comments the game's producer. "There were some misleading reports before the E3 that Metroid's production was confirmed. But to be accurate, it's that the company that John Woo works for has gained the rights to negotiate with Nintendo of America to make Metroid into a movie. Metroid's production hasn't been officially decided yet, and there's no release plans for it."

    Reports said the movie will center on the origins of the game's female protagonist, sexy bounty hunter Samus Aran, and relate her adventures battling the insidious life-sucking Metroids and their controlling force, Mother Brain

    Woo has also been reported to be involved in a 'Spy Hunter' movie, 'Superman Lives' as well as a few others recently, all of which have been halted or faded away.

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    Khamul Roaming

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    That's a real bummer