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.

Back in January 2010, producer Michael De Luca revealed that project wasn't moving forward anymore, but that all changed in September 2012 when producer Avi Arad and Sony Pictures stepped in to revive the video game adaptation. The project has been in development since 2008, with David Hayter writing the script, although it isn't known if other writers will be brought on for revisions.

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Jordan Vogt-Roberts made his directorial debut last year with The Kings of Summer, but he also directed episodes of TV shows such as Funny or Die Presents, Death Valley and Mash Up.