It looks like Solid Snake has found a mission commander to help him on his long journey to cinemas.
Deadline reports that The Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is in talks to helm the big screen adaptation of the Metal Gear Solid franchise. This is the first time word has surfaced about a filmmaker being attached to the project, which has been in development for many years. The film is being produced by Avi Arad, best known for bringing Spider-Man to the big screen. Game creator Hideo Kojima is also involved with the project.
So why has it taken so long for a Metal Gear movie to get made? Deadline claims that it took the studio a long time to figure out how to tell the story, which shouldn’t surprise anyone given how convoluted the games can be. It looks like the movie will be based on the relatively simple story of the first Metal Gear Solid game, with Snake infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility that’s been taken over by a rogue group of special forces operatives.
There’s no word yet on when the Metal Gear Solid movie will hit theatres. The next game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, will hopefully sneak out next year.