Two years ago Rainfall Films gave fans a two-and-half minute Wonder Woman short film that destroyed the internet to the tune of 5,559,528 views. Monday afternoon the studio released a live action short set in the Metroid universe, directed by Sam Balcomb and starring Jessica Chobot (Nerdist) and America Young (Halo 5).
The classic Nintendo franchise, Metroid, envisioned through the lens of 60s-70s science fiction cinema such as 2001, Alien, and Solaris: this was the concept for Rainfall’s most recent production. Instead of using a modern approach, a style was developed more in tune with the themes that inspired the first Metroid game in 1986: isolation, exploration, and the wonders of deep space.
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