Metroid Dread producer would like to see a Metroid movie too

Metroid Dread producer Yoshio Sakamoto wants to see Metroid movie live-action animated whatever

With Metroid Dread, Shin Megami Tensei V, and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the year is ending on a pretty blockbuster note for Nintendo Switch. The blockbuster news has been extending to actual movies as well, with Chris Pratt as Mario for some reason and the rumor that a Seth Rogen Donkey Kong movie is in development. However, one movie Nintendo fans would really love is a Metroid movie, and Metroid Dread producer and Metroid series veteran Yoshio Sakamoto would like to see such a movie too.

This stems from a brief comment from a CNET interview from last month that is only starting to gain attention now. Yoshio Sakamoto was asked about the prospect of a Metroid movie while discussing the launch of Dread, to which the producer simply responded, “So that is something very interesting. Personally, I hope that it does become a reality someday.” Indeed.

Assorted fan efforts to create a movie out of the franchise exist already. We covered one a few months back, Metroid: Attack of Ridley, which didn’t really have an “attack” so much as a lady in her awesome Samus cosplay outfit squirming around pretending to get hit. Until Nintendo gets on the ball, it’s the best we have to work with. But for what it’s worth, Metal Gear Solid movie director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has expressed in the past that he would love to develop a Metroid movie.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!