Warren Zide and Craig Perry of Zide/Perry Entertainment have bought the rights to a Metroid feature film, Variety reports. Both are Hollywood producers with Final Destination ("It makes you wonder if there is fate in this world", IMDB) and American Pie ("I laughed so hard I spit out half the bucket-o-pop I was drinking", IMDB) behind them.
Nothing has been particularly confirmed, other than the pair's plans to find a decent writer and director to adapt the property, but N-Philes brings us word of the plot:
"Story is set in a once peaceful galaxy, which has its prosperity shattered by a startling discovery: On a routine mapping expedition of a planet, a survey crew discovers a new airborne life form - the Metroid. Able to engulf other living beings, feed on their energy, and multiply in great numbers, they prove a terrifying menace. Female bounty hunter Samus Aran is commissioned by the Galactic Federation to eliminate the pests, but she soon discovers that pirates with a stolen Metroid specimen are plotting to breed an build an unstoppable army."
Metroid Prime, the stunning GameCube game which triggered all this nonsense, is due out in Europe on March 21st.