While there has been talk of Nintendo getting back into the business of making movies, there’s nothing on the horizon yet. That said, I think they should take note of this fan-made Metroid short film from Rainfall Films called Metroid: The Sky Calls.
With Nerdist’s Jessica Chobot as Samus and America Young handling the mo-cap and stunt work, director Sam Balcomb (who also made that awesome Wonder Woman short film) does a pretty stellar job of it. The description reads:
The classic Nintendo franchise, Metroid, envisioned through the lens of 60s-70s science fiction cinema such as 2001, Alien, and Solaris: this was the concept for Rainfall’s most recent production. Instead of using a modern approach, a style was developed more in tune with the themes that inspired the first Metroid game in 1986: isolation, exploration, and the wonders of deep space.
Take the time to watch it after the break. You’ll be glad you did.