Contra is one of the most difficult games of the arcade and NES era. Now the shoot-em-up series is filmed - Curiously, in China.
Contra - Live-action movie teasers
Updated on 27/10/2017: Now Konami has issued an official press release for the film version of Contra. Therefore is not just a film for NES classics arise but also a "drama series"- which may mean always.
Both will be realized in cooperation with the Japanese company WeFmedia and the China-based company Starlight Movie and Hanwin film. An actual release period has not yet been announced.
Original release dated 05/11/2017:
Hollywood made it before, China follows was filmed having already "Battleship" with Battleship and as many as 300 million dollars could be taken at the tills, is a another classic game in theaters whose strength is not particularly in the storytelling. As China Film source said, there will be a movie to shoot-em-up series Contra.
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Contra was clearly inspired by the Alien- and Predator series. The upcoming film is to move the action to the South China Sea. The premise:
1988 lands a giant asteroid on an uninhabited island on the South China Sea. Chen Qiang and Li Zhiyong investigate this incident, but go empty-handed. 29 years later, Chen sends the commander Bill and Lance in a combat mission to neutralize the villainous Red Falcon organization, but in order to face at the end of a common enemy.
First appeared in 1987 as Contra arcade game. Various ports and followers on countless consoles followed. From 1987 to 2004, a total of ten games this series of Konami were published. The series is considered a pioneer for side-scrolling, shoot-em-up platformer (Run 'n Guns).