Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the man who is currently directing a Metal Gear movie adaptation, has discussed his "crazy" ideas for a potential Metroid movie.
Vogt-Roberts' love for video games is pretty obvious - not only is he working on a Metal Gear film, but his latest release, Kong: Skull Island, was littered with video game references, too. In the video below, he talks about how Super Metroid on the SNES played a big part in his life and how he imagines a Metroid movie should be. The discussion starts at around the 10:52 mark.
If you'd rather read what he had to say instead, we have you covered:
“I have a pitch for a Metroid movie. They’ll never let me. It’s too crazy. It legitimately would be [Samus] alone. It would be a little bit of her talking to herself. As soon as they introduce other talking characters in those games, to me it loses everything. You put her alone and it’s almost got more to do with the silence of a movie like Drive. Like the quietness and having it be like a real, intense mood piece, but mixed with sci-fi.”
We know that video game movies have a sad history of being pretty terrible, but Vogt-Roberts' ideas here sound pretty good to us and certainly suit the vibe of the original material. Perhaps if the Metal Gear movie turns out to be great, Nintendo should look into setting this up, turning Samus into a silver screen star.
Would you like to see a Metroid movie one day? Do you like the ideas presented here, or do you have your own take on how it should be? Share your ideas with us in the comments.