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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

So remember back in the 1980s when a Contra film would have been amazing, and it would have starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone? I know, sadly that never happened. But better late than never, right? No? Okay, then…

According to 4Gamer (via Kotaku), Konami has announced that they are teaming with Chinese studio Starlight media for not just a Contra film but a Contra TV series. When it rains, it pours.

The synopsis is as follows:

“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.”

As expected from a Chinese film, there is a distinct lack of Arnold, Sly, and even Dolph Lundgren, which is a shame. There is currently no release date plans for this film or TV show, but we’re sure there’ll be more to come as the release draws near.

Also of note is a teaser for the film — though apparently the teaser itself is already months old. You can check the teaser above.

While we think the odds of this being a good film and TV show are low, I really hope they work to capitalize on the ridiculousness of the premise and style of the video game.

Are you excited to check out the film and TV show, or is Contra best left in video game form? Sound off down below!

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SOURCE: 4Gamer (via Kotaku)

  • Victor Roa

    So this is what Konami is now? Throwing out their franchises to film and animation by other countries? So Metal Gear by Sony may actually see the light of day?

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.