Metal Gear film director wants to make a Metroid movie (and he’s got a good pitch) | Gaming
The director of Kong: Skull Island wants to make a Metroid movie in the style of Drive, but even he thinks it’ll never get made.
We still have a hard time believing a Metal Gear movie is ever really going to happen, but Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has revealed that he’s finished the script and handed it in to the movie’s producers.
That’s still no guarantee though, especially as he describes it, in the video below, as ‘one of the coolest, weirdest, most Kojima things’. Which sounds authentic but a hard sell to movie audiences.
The movie has series creator Hideo Kojima onboard as a consultant but there’s no cast or release dates yet. So, like we said, we wouldn’t count it as a done deal yet.
But what’s obvious from the IGN interview is that Vogt-Roberts is a keen gamer who knows his stuff, particularly when he starts talking about Metroid at just after the 10-minute mark.
Despite all the games (or at least all the good ones) having virtually no speaking parts, other than Samus Aran herself, a Metroid film was planned back in the mid-2000s when John Woo acquired the rights.
That obviously never happened but apparently Vogt-Roberts has a pitch too, which if nothing else proves he understands the appeal of the games.
‘I have a pitch for a Metroid movie. They’ll never let me. It’s too crazy. It legitimately would be her [Samus] alone’, he says.
‘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 don’t know about movies (especially given what shlocky nonsense Kong was) but we certainly wouldn’t mind Vogt-Roberts having a hand in the games, if he can stop Nintendo from repeating the mistakes of Other M.
It’s clear Metroid isn’t his focus at the moment though, but who knows what’ll happen if the Metal Gear deal falls through…
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