Back in January 2010, producer Mike De Luca revealed that his adaptation of the hit video game Metal Gear Solid was dead. Today, we have word that the project is back up and running with producer Avi Arad and Sony Pictures. Here's what he had to say during an event for the video game in Tokyo today.

"For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters. Comic books are now the biggest genre in cinema. Video games are the comic books of today. We will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed."
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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.