Watch This: Vintage Sci-Fi Metroid Fan Film 'Metroid: The Sky Calls'
"We hope you enjoy our take on the adventures of Samus Aran." This is awesome! There's a fantastic new fan film called Metroid: The Sky Calls going around the internet that everyone needs to see - watch in full below. It's an adaptation, or a fresh new take really, on the video game series Metroid, which is about a kick ass female bounty hunter named Samus Aran who wears special futuristic armor to fight with. Actress Jessica Chobot plays Samus in this short, reminding me a bit of the way Robert Downey Jr. plays Iron Man in the suit. There's a very impressive, old school, gritty deep space sci-fi vibe to this that makes it so fascinating. Plus, I love a really good sci-fi short. Whether or not you're a Metroid fan, this is worth a watch.
Thanks to ComingSoon for the tip on this film. Original description for Metroid: The Sky Calls from their YouTube: "Rainfall Films and director Sam Balcomb present a live action short set in the Metroid universe, starring Jessica Chobot (Nerdist) and America Young (Halo 5)… This non-profit film is not associated with or endorsed by Nintendo or its subsidiaries." The film is written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Sam Balcomb (@SamBalcomb), who is currently part of Rainfall Films: rainfall.tv. This is not a direct adaptation of any of the games or any story, but rather inspired by everything that made up the original game. The first Metroid game was released on NES back in 1986, following Samus Aran on the planet Zebes.