Based on Konami's "Metal Gear Solid" Vid-game story centers on Solid Snake, a retired soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons disposal facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND, a renegade special forces unit. He attempts to liberate their two hostages, the head of DARPA and the president of a major arms manufacturer, and stops the terrorists from launching a nuclear strike.
British screenwriter Jay Basu has signed on to write the screenplay for Sony Pictures' video game adaptation Metal Gear Solid. We reported back in June that filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) has come aboard to direct, but that was the last we heard about the project. The studio's production president Michael De Luca is overseeing the adaptation.
The original video game, created by Hideo Kojima, launched in 1998 for the original Playstation console. The game follows a solider known as Solid Snake, who breaks into a nuclear weapons compound to stop a terrorist threat by a rogue special forces unit known as Foxhound. Solid Snake's mission is to rescue two hostages, the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA) and president of a major arms manufacturer, while stopping the terrorists from launching nuclear weapons. There have been 10 games that have spawned from the original Metal Gear Solid.Read More
After languishing for years in development, Sony Pictures is finally moving forward with their Metal Gear Solid video game adaptation, which has Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) in talks to direct.
The video game, which first launched on the original Playstation in 1998, follows a retired soldier named Solid Snake, who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to thwart a terrorist attack by a renegade special forces unit known as Foxhound. Solid Snake must also rescue two hostages, the head of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the president of a major arms company, before stopping the nuclear attack.Read More
In the 2000s, producer Avi Arad was the go-to guru when it came to finding out new information about Marvel and its upcoming movies. That post has been slipped to Kevin Feige. But Avi isn't out of the genre game yet. He's now become the man with the plan when it comes to video game adaptations for the big screen, and he has the latest news on the most anticipated releases.
He recently spoke with Kotaku about what are possibly the three most anticipated video game-to-movie projects currently in the pipeline, including Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, the last of which is closest to being a sure thing at the box office.Read More
The project has been in development since 2008, with a screenplay from David Hayter (X-Men). It isn't known if Avi Arad is working from the same script, or if he will seek out a new writer.
The Metal Gear Solid game centers on a character dubbed Solid Snake, a retired soldier who breaks into a nuclear facility to stop a terrorist threat.Read More
Fans of a popular video game will have to wait indefinitely for the game to make its way to the silver screen. Collider recently spoke with producer Mike De Luca, who said that a film version of the hit video game Metal Gear Solid is not currently in the works. Here's an excerpt from the article. I don't think it's going to move forward because I got the sense that there may not be enough of a coordinated will at this point on the side of certain parties to see a movie get made. And I get it because the problem with a lot of these adaptations is it's such a huge franchise for the video game company. A movie can only hurt. If the movie's great, you're probably not going to sell more games. It's such a separate thing. The franchise being as big as it kind of helps the movie...I'm not sure the movie does the same thing for the game.
Of course, that doesn't mean that a Metal Gear Solid film will never happen, as it very well could, but it doesn't seem like we'll be hearing about this for quite some time. click for the full article.Read More