Metroid director and producer hopes a movie will happen someday
Posted on November 6, 2021 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
Nintendo is starting to dabble with the movie space in the form of the Super Mario animated film, but could we see other franchises – like Metroid – get the same treatment?
Yoshio Sakamoto started out on the original Metroid as a designer. Since then, he’s worked on almost all of the 2D games as either a director and producer.
CNET recently asked Sakamoto about a potential Metroid movie. That prompted the following response:
“So that is something very interesting. Personally, I hope that it does become a reality someday.”
Nintendo is taking its first crack at making an animated movie with Super Mario in partnership with Illumination, which will debut in December 2022. The cast includes Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike, and surprise cameos from Charles Martinet. We have more information here.
There have been talks regarding a Metroid movie over the years, but nothing has ever materialized. Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who directed Kong: Skull Island and is taking the lead on a film based on Metal Gear Solid, shared his pitch for a Metroid movie in 2018.
The latest Metroid game, Metroid Dread, is now available on Switch.