As long as there are video game fan films like this, there’s hope for a proper adaptation. Metroid: The Sky Calls is the latest in impressive fan productions that capture the spirit of their respective origins.
The 11-minute film stars the Nerdist’s Jessica Chobot as Samus Aran and Halo 5 motion capture actor America Young pulling stunt work, as the legendary bounty hunter explores a barren planet emitting a mysterious distress signal. The film is equal parts an eerily nostalgic riff on Ridley Scott’s Alien cinematography and modern CGI-fueled action epic. Rainfall Studios, the team behind the film and previously a popular Wonder Woman short, incorporated techniques like VHS transfers and custom scanned 16mm film stock to give the short a retro vibe.
“Composer Dodson’s original score pays homage to composers Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner, while the sound design was specifically tailored to evoke both sci-fi classics and the video game’s iconic universe,” the studio said in the short’s official post.
Check out the full film below.
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[Source: Rainfall Studios]