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Castlevania animated series producer wants to work on an adaptation of Metroid

Posted on July 11, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Producer Adi Shankar just wrapped up the first season on Netflix’s Castlevania animated series, and he’s setting his sights on Assassin’s Creed next. Shankar also has interest in Nintendo franchises, as it turns out.

When asked about other game series he’d like to adapt while speaking with Nintendo Life, Shankar turned to Metroid. “Dark Metroid in the same anime style,” he responded.

With Nintendo more open to video content these days, perhaps the idea of Shankar working on Metroid isn’t entirely far-fetched. At the very least, he’d likely treat the IP well given the strong reception to Castlevania thus far.

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  • Reggie

    Doubtful that Nintendo would ever let him. And if they did, please just keep the swearing down. Just makes too artificial and try-hard, like that kid who swears in every sentence because he thinks it makes him look bad.

    • irrelevant man

      Why would their be cursing of any kind? Especially in a series where the narrative comes primarily from logs and terminals.

      • Reggie

        Well I would hope not.

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      • shani

        Obviously the narrative can’t come from logs and terminals in a series or movie…

    • JebEldridge

      Why does it make it more “artificial?” If at all, the swearing keeps things real.

      • Reggie

        Not when you swear between every other word in every sentence. It gets more annoying than anything as well as try-hard to look “edgy”.

        I don’t mind the odd swearing. Hell I swear like a sailor. But not when swearing is just inserted for the sake of being there. Also swearing does not make things look more realistic. Any emotion can be conveyed just as well without swearing.

      • The swearing in the Beyond Good and Evil 2 trailer was just cringy.

    • Mohammad Yasin

      Nintendo did say they wanted to expand into other medias I can see them saying yes as long as its not r rated

      • Reggie

        They would likely want to approach people themselves, not have people approach them.

  • Exy

    I hope they use that one song from Brawl as the theme song.

    • irrelevant man

      Yes, ‘that one song’. How memorable.

    • speedyclax

      I loved ‘that one song.’ Best song from the album.

    • TruExtent

      Oh yes! I think I know the song you’re talking about! (We’re talking about the one from Metal Gear, right?)

  • ArtBats

    Should probably focus on what’s currently on his plate, instead of far off ideas.

  • I’m for it~. As long as he handles it well and Nintendo supervises. I’d prefer a Prime adaption over main Metroid, to be honest.

    • Mohammad Yasin

      Nintendo did say they wanted to expand into other medias I can see them saying yes as long as its not r rated.

  • Exposer
    • Apfel

      Sasel, what a buffoon…

    • Exy

      Now there’s a guy that needs to be fought.

      • Exposer

        Who? Me? Why?

    • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

      Potenciaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • Shonenfan

      I dont understand.. Am i missing something

      • Exposer

        I dont know i was talking about the hashtag, not the youtuber…But if you need to know he is a spain youtuber who constantly bashes on Sony and spain VG press for malicious practices, for example he was the one who spread the Anthem case some days ago, but sometimes he is too harsh with Sony so many people bashes him for that, kinda agree, but many time he hits the spot.

  • R.Z.

    I looked up the guy’s protfolio on Wikipedia, I think maybe He should take up a Care Bears reboot before approaching Nintendo about any kind of adaptation, for the sake of variety and having some material that wouldn’t make Miyamoto cry upon review …
    😛

    • Austin Howell

      I’m certain Castlevania alone is better than anything you’ve accomplished, besides he has multiple other good projects under his belt including big budget movies

      • R.Z.

        I never said his portfolio was bad, it’s just full of AO stuff that I’m not sure would sit well with Nintendo.

        • Mohammad Yasin

          he did the r rated power rangers fan film

        • shani

          I don’t know what AO stands for, I don’t even know any of his others projects. But Castlevania was really well made.
          Who cares about his other projects then?
          Besides, Miyamoto has nothing to do with Metroid…

          • R.Z.

            It stands for Adults Only, I was just saying that I didn’t get the feeling Adi was very much in line with Nintendo’s general all ages politics.
            Seeing as he’s surrounded by Care Bears in his production company thingie at the end it seemed like a good idea. 😛
            Also I think Miyamoto has been in charge of handling the lending of Nintendo’s IPs to external partners lately.

          • Davey1983

            Adults only. Miyamoto decides if the IPs are shared or not, and Miyamoto was involved with the Prime games (he, for example, pushed the first person perspective when developing the first Prime). Miyamoto, while not involved in the day to day development, does play various builds of the games (all Nintendo games) and gives his input on them.

  • Tlink7

    Please no, I don’t want Samus to turn into an animoo stereotype

    • Other M already did that.

      • Tlink7

        True ;-;

    • Mohammad Yasin

      Nintendo did say they wanted to expand into other medias I can see them saying yes as long as its not r rated..

    • shani

      Why would it have to turn Samus into any kind of stereotype? I don’t get it.

      • Tlink7

        I should probably put a joke-y smiley behind that because it wasn’t meant super seriously, but still, anime women tend to be pushed in a certain direction to please certain fans

        • CaptainPleb

          Castlevania isn’t an anime though.

          • Tlink7

            And water isn’t wet

          • CaptainPleb

            And gas isn’t gaseous.

          • Tlink7

            I’m glad you agree with me~

  • Davey1983

    I’d rather he didn’t touch Metroid.

    I am probably the only person who didn’t like the Castlevania show, but I watched about 5 minutes of it and promptly turned it off in disgust.

    • Mohammad Yasin

      Nintendo did say they wanted to expand into other medias I can see them saying yes as long as its not r rated

      • Davey1983

        I actually would really like a Metroid movie or show. I just don’t want someone who thinks gore can replace a good story.

    • What exactly disgusted you? I’m interested because like you said everyone i’ve seen likes it at the very least. I’m going to assume your going to say you disliked the art style.

      • Davey1983

        See below. While I don’t care for the art style, it was the throwing in of excess gore and swearing just because they could. It added nothing other than shock value, which tells me they couldn’t come up with a good story and decided to pad it with gore and language. I have better things to do with my time.

    • shani

      I’m not a Castlevania fan, but I’d recommend watching it further. It was weird at times, but at the same time very refreshing. It was unlike anything I’ve seen before.
      What disgusted you though, the gore? Grow up (I don’t mean this in a bad way). 😉

      • Davey1983

        I’m not a big fan of the art style for one, but I can get over that. It was the excessive gore and cursing every other word. The term ‘man-baby’ came to my mind when watching it. Those individuals who think that cursing and gore make it ‘mature’, when in reality it just makes it stupid.

        The reality is that most adults do not curse every other word, so it just makes shows that show such things look like they are trying to hard. I don’t mind mature shows, I really like Dexter or the movie Logan, for example, but I can’t stand shows that throw in gore and language just because they can. Makes it feel like the writers and producers could’t tell a good story and decided to just go for shock value.

        Also, if you are going to insult someone, saying ‘I don’t mean this in a bad way’ doesn’t change the fact you are insulting them.

        • Sasaki

          It’s Castlevania and Dracula mythology Gore goes in hand with both things and it’s not like it was over the top either. Also the swearing was perfectly captured for the time it takes place in. Swearing was normal.

    • NorthWest Eagle

      You do know that the show IS the plot of CVIII, just expanded, right?
      So that means you hate Castlevania.

  • José Pedrero

    This would be cool if only he makes it better than Castlevania. I honestly think 2 of the episodes were only exposition machines through conversations and only the first and last episodes were remotely interesting, the last one was pretty damn good actually.
    Metroid is a quiet series and I think this team would only make it boring.

    • shani

      Actually, I think the fact that Metroid games are rather quiet offers huge potential.
      Metroid as an animated/live-action series or movies should be filled with a lot of story elements and dialogue. The fact that the original doesn’t have much of those is actually a great opportunity to come up with new ideas, to breathe live into a otherwise quiet series.
      I think Metroid could be a really great and unique space opera.
      And a talking Samus could be really badass.

  • Carlos

    I wouldn’t mind seeing it done. As long as he keeps Samus as a bad-a$* woman who doesn’t take anything from anyone.

  • P_B

    Keep it clean. Metroid is loved by me and my kiddos and we would love to see a show, but I don’t need it to be anymore “R-rated” than the games are. Hint: none are MA.

  • shani

    I said this before but Metroid would be a perfect fit for a series or a movie trilogy – be it animated or live-action.
    I prefer watching series’s but I’d be happy with both. They could do so much with Metroid!

  • NorthWest Eagle

    If there really is one franchise that could benefit from a well-produced, serious show, it’s Metroid. There really is enough out there to fill a series, and all the tropes are in place. The tragedy of Samus’ early life and rescue, the Chozo training, her fledgling steps into becoming a bounty hunter, the buildup as she takes down the pirates- even the conflict with the Federation, as they push her towards genocide on SR388 and her becoming a fugitive ala Fusion. There really IS enough material here to build a series off.