This close-cropped image, purported to be of a poster for a Metroid movie coming next year, proves absolutely zilch. But a Swedish blog says the director John Woo will announce such a film at Comic-Con, now underway through Sunday in New York City.
Metroid was optioned for a film deal way back in 2004, according to the Hollywood Reporter. And then, nothing. I can’t get this Swedish blog to load, but the date on this poster — if it’s European format, that’s February 5, 2009 and that’s a Thursday. If it’s US, that’s May 2 (prime blockbuster season — have we ever had a video game adaptation release in May? I don’t follow that closely) and that’s a Saturday. US releases typically open on Wednesdays or Fridays.
Oh, and John Woo is not in the Comic Con’s list of guests.
John Woo to Announce Metroid Film at NYC Comic-Con [Destructoid, via The Tanooki]