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Movie adaptations of video games are hit or miss. Actually — let’s be honest, they are usually terrible. Yet, every now and again, someone will create a stunning fan film that makes you wonder what the hell is wrong with Hollywood? Metroid: The Sky Calls by Rainfall Films is definitely one of those shorts that puts Hollywood to shame. Director Sam Balcomb has turned Nintendo’s classic Metroid series into a stylish and slick 70s sci-fi flick favoring exploration and isolation over action spectacle. The atmosphere of the film is enthralling and the visuals, stunning. If this were to come out as a full length feature, I would gladly donate via Kickstarter.
The project comes from the same three-man team that created the Legend of Zelda movie trailer for IGN back on April Fools in 2008 and stars Jessica Chobot (Nerdist) and America Young (Halo 5). In the span of eleven minutes, »
- Ricky Fernandes
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wondrous Wednesday? An incredible Metroid fan film has surfaced starring Jessica Chobot, one industrious fan constructs an amazing Rocket Raccoon costume and a new video breaks down inappropriate scenes in Disney animated movies. But wait, there's more! Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets its own Honest Trailer and Jimmy Kimmel presents this year's Halloween pranks! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Honest "Teaser"
The folks at Screen Junkies usually wait for a movie to arrive in theaters before they make an Honest Trailer. But it seems they just couldn't wait for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to arrive on December 18. This isn't your typical Honest Trailer, »
Rainfall Films, the company behind that memorable live-action 2013 "Wonder Woman" fan short film that looked like many wish the character could be portrayed as on screen, has done it again for another franchise.
Sam Balcomb has penned and directed "Metroid: The Sky Calls," a new eleven-minute fan film inspired by the classic Nintendo video game series "Metroid". Jessica Chobot and America Young star in the short which is less action-oriented than the game and has more of a sci-fi/dramatic focus.
It is also not a direct adaptation of a title in the long-running series, and comes a few months after Nintendo revealed it was reconsidering its stance on feature film adaptations which they have been opposed to for two decades.
- Garth Franklin
Gurinder Chadha’s hit film Bend It Like Beckham is being readied for the West End stage and following a host of auditions and workshops, the cast for the highly anticipated stage version Bend It Like Beckham the Musical has been formally announced.
Natalie Dew will play football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. The three young leads will be supported by some familiar faces, including comedian Ronni Ancona who plays Paula, Jules’s Mum, with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony.
Preeya Kalidas who appeared in the original film as one of the cousins, will take on the role of Pinky, Jess’ sister and Tony Jayawardena andNatasha Jayetileke take on the all important roles of her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.
Jess needs extra time. She is facing »
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4 items from 2015
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