Contra is getting a live-action film in China


You crazy for this one, China

Hollywood made a movie based on Battleship — of “You sunk my battleship!” fame — and still made $300 million at the box office (against a $200 million budget), so it’s hard to be surprised at absolutely anything that comes out of billion dollar movie studios.

Including a live-action film based on the video game Contra, courtesy of China.

“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.”

Sure! Whatever! Neither the teaser nor poster necessarily represent the final product, which you’ll have to wait until 2019 to watch ironically.

Classic 1987 Arcade Game ‘Contra’ Set To Become Movie [China Film Insider]