Konami’s action game Contra was one of my favorite arcade game growing up and I’m sure many of you have memories of playing this game. Today, I have some brilliant news for all the fellow Contra lovers.
Konami is joining forces with a Chinese media giant Starlight Media to develop a live-action Contra movie and TV series! The film was teased in 2015 with a video that you can watch below.
Thanks to China Film Insider, this is the synopsis that was released:
In 1988, a huge meteorite lands on an uninhabited island in the South China Sea.
Chen Qiang and Li Zhiyong investigate but come up empty handed. 29 years later, Chen sends commandos Bill and Lance into a combat mission there to neutralize the villainous Red Falcon Organization, but end up facing a different enemy altogether.
Kotaku points out that the “storylines in the Japanese and English-language versions of the game were different, and the movie seems to be taking elements from both.”
There is no release date revealed for the project, but I’m excited to hear more about this project.