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Jordan Vogt-Roberts in talks to direct Metal Gear Solid

Jun. 3, 2014by: Graham McMorrow

Good news for all of you wondering whatever happened to the Metal Gear movie; that's right, you weren't dreaming, this was a real project. Now THE KINGS OF SUMMER director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is in talks to helm the long awaited adaptation of the METAL GEAR SOLID video game series from Konami.

The original 1998 Sony Playstation game went as such:

Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from Foxhound, a renegade special forces unit. As part of his mission, Snake must liberate hostages before confronting the terrorists in order to stop them from launching a nuclear strike.

The series of games feature a deep and complicated story with large array of characters, conspiracies, and endless betrayals. The recent games in the series play out like a feature film already with their long cutscenes; so it isn't a stretch to imagine this game brought to life on the big screen. Which games will be featured is still unknown.

The stories of Snake and his enemies are all over the place and span well over the few hours it would take to watch a movie in the theaters; so don't be surprised if they plan a series of movies to use all of the material warranted to make these movies awesome. I personally would love for them to build a series of movies with the character; do you know how many hours I put into the first Metal Gear on Playstation? Enough to be given a great movie franchise that's for sure.

METAL GEAR SOLID was always commercial success when it came to the console, will the same be said on the big screen?

Source: Deadline

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1:38PM on 06/04/2014

Why not let koijima direct

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7:22PM on 06/04/2014
Hell no!
Hell no!
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12:50PM on 06/04/2014
I would love them to do the Big Boss/OG Snake story first and then maybe have that actor continue the role as Solid Snake his clone.
I would love them to do the Big Boss/OG Snake story first and then maybe have that actor continue the role as Solid Snake his clone.
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12:41PM on 06/04/2014

Kings of Summer was great.

This movie actually has a chance. The fact that this guy isn't well known actually gives this movie a better chance than if some hack like Brett Ratner or Michael Bay got their hands on it. This is a time for this guy to shine and I think he will come through.
This movie actually has a chance. The fact that this guy isn't well known actually gives this movie a better chance than if some hack like Brett Ratner or Michael Bay got their hands on it. This is a time for this guy to shine and I think he will come through.
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11:54AM on 06/04/2014

Interesting...

I could see this only as the director coming to them for the movie. Maybe it's a passion project for this guy and if that's the case, I'm all in. I liked Kings of Summer a lot, and believe this guy has talent.
I could see this only as the director coming to them for the movie. Maybe it's a passion project for this guy and if that's the case, I'm all in. I liked Kings of Summer a lot, and believe this guy has talent.
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8:13AM on 06/04/2014
who??
who??
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6:32AM on 06/04/2014

Just throwing this out there...

Karl Urban should land the role of Snake.
There are a lot of nuances to get right with a film like this. It goes beyond complex. I hope they nail it though. However, my "lack of faith in Hollywood is disturbing"
Karl Urban should land the role of Snake.
There are a lot of nuances to get right with a film like this. It goes beyond complex. I hope they nail it though. However, my "lack of faith in Hollywood is disturbing"
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5:33AM on 06/04/2014
how about the person who plays solid also plays liquid being as their basically clones?
how about the person who plays solid also plays liquid being as their basically clones?
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4:00AM on 06/04/2014
If they're doing Solid-era Metal Gear, then for sure Stephen McHattie has to play Ocelot.
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Tom Hiddleston as Liquid

Brian Cranston as Colonel Campbell going "Snake? Snake??? SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!!!" Think about what that would be like for second.

Doug Jones as Psycho Mantis
If they're doing Solid-era Metal Gear, then for sure Stephen McHattie has to play Ocelot.
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Tom Hiddleston as Liquid

Brian Cranston as Colonel Campbell going "Snake? Snake??? SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!!!" Think about what that would be like for second.

Doug Jones as Psycho Mantis
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12:05AM on 06/04/2014
Some REAL weird choices for big budget movies recently - Webb, this guy, damn there's two others I can't think of - help me out, what are some of the bigger franchise films comic out being directed by indie directors? This is gonna kill me. But liked his first movie and really want a great MGS movie so wish him the best.
Some REAL weird choices for big budget movies recently - Webb, this guy, damn there's two others I can't think of - help me out, what are some of the bigger franchise films comic out being directed by indie directors? This is gonna kill me. But liked his first movie and really want a great MGS movie so wish him the best.
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12:11AM on 06/04/2014
Jurassic world is one. Really didn't care for that guys first film.
Jurassic world is one. Really didn't care for that guys first film.
11:43PM on 06/03/2014
And that theme music+harry gregson Williams.
And that theme music+harry gregson Williams.
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11:42PM on 06/03/2014
Snake? ...Snake? SNAAAAAKEEE!
Snake? ...Snake? SNAAAAAKEEE!
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11:10PM on 06/03/2014
And that theme music+harry gregson Williams.
And that theme music+harry gregson Williams.
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11:09PM on 06/03/2014
Now give me Richard Armitage for Solid Snake, Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Huddleston for Liquid, and Michael Wincott for Ocelot and we got a movie.
Now give me Richard Armitage for Solid Snake, Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Huddleston for Liquid, and Michael Wincott for Ocelot and we got a movie.
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3:34AM on 06/04/2014
You'd have to have the same actor play Solid and Liquid
You'd have to have the same actor play Solid and Liquid
8:44PM on 06/11/2014
Absolutely not. They're twins cursed with different genes from Big Boss. They should look similar but not be identical in the least. Liquid is blonde and British. Also way too many hand to hand fight scenes to have the headache of using one actor
Absolutely not. They're twins cursed with different genes from Big Boss. They should look similar but not be identical in the least. Liquid is blonde and British. Also way too many hand to hand fight scenes to have the headache of using one actor
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10:17PM on 06/03/2014

the guys who directed Winter Soldier

i bet they'd do a good job.

then again, i've only seen TWS... which could have worked as an MGS movie.
i bet they'd do a good job.

then again, i've only seen TWS... which could have worked as an MGS movie.
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11:18PM on 06/03/2014
The Winter Soldier is basically a mirror of MGS.
- Super soldier? Check.
- 'Tanker level'? Check.
- Rogue special forces? Check.
- Commander with an eyepatch? Check.
- Huge mechas invading a major city? Check.
- Red-headed female lead? Check
- Mysterious guy from the hero's past wearing a metal mask? Check.
- Moral questions about deterrence, manipulation of information, and security over freedom? Check, check, and check.
The Winter Soldier is basically a mirror of MGS.
- Super soldier? Check.
- 'Tanker level'? Check.
- Rogue special forces? Check.
- Commander with an eyepatch? Check.
- Huge mechas invading a major city? Check.
- Red-headed female lead? Check
- Mysterious guy from the hero's past wearing a metal mask? Check.
- Moral questions about deterrence, manipulation of information, and security over freedom? Check, check, and check.
9:50PM on 06/03/2014
The only story worth adapting on film from this bat-shit crazy series is the first Metal Gear Solid. The MSX versions could theoretically be interesting as well considering they didn't have much plot, which would allow the writer(s) to add some new ideas that would be very beneficial. It's a shame, though. MGS was grounded in reality with very few fantasy elements until it jumped the shark and became a very bad anime. And this is coming from a hardcore fan.

Talking arm anyone?
The only story worth adapting on film from this bat-shit crazy series is the first Metal Gear Solid. The MSX versions could theoretically be interesting as well considering they didn't have much plot, which would allow the writer(s) to add some new ideas that would be very beneficial. It's a shame, though. MGS was grounded in reality with very few fantasy elements until it jumped the shark and became a very bad anime. And this is coming from a hardcore fan.

Talking arm anyone?
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8:30PM on 06/03/2014
As filmmatic as the games are, I always thought what the hell, hire Kojima. I heard he's always thought about directing a movie
As filmmatic as the games are, I always thought what the hell, hire Kojima. I heard he's always thought about directing a movie
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11:13PM on 06/03/2014
NO! He'll put in loooooong dialogues about the villain's past and a lot of mumbo jumbo about nuclear deterrence and the moral implications of war and genetic cloning. And also for the fact that he's now more addicted to lens flares than JJ Abrams.
NO! He'll put in loooooong dialogues about the villain's past and a lot of mumbo jumbo about nuclear deterrence and the moral implications of war and genetic cloning. And also for the fact that he's now more addicted to lens flares than JJ Abrams.
8:16PM on 06/03/2014
They should adapt the original Metal Gear game that came out on the MSX2 first instead of jumping to the Metal gear Solid series. The original Metal Gear's plot wasn't as crazy and convoluted as the newer games, and since there is significant time and distance from its release, fans might even appreciate the update.
I'm not familiar with the director, but for the lead role I'm hoping for Nikolaj Koster-Landau. I've seen him wearing battle gear in Oblivion and I just thought that he's a dead
They should adapt the original Metal Gear game that came out on the MSX2 first instead of jumping to the Metal gear Solid series. The original Metal Gear's plot wasn't as crazy and convoluted as the newer games, and since there is significant time and distance from its release, fans might even appreciate the update.
I'm not familiar with the director, but for the lead role I'm hoping for Nikolaj Koster-Landau. I've seen him wearing battle gear in Oblivion and I just thought that he's a dead ringer for Snake. My first choice was Christian Bale but I think he's a bit too old now.
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7:57PM on 06/03/2014
All I can say is, I feel sorry for the writer who's going to have to adapt this to film (let alone the even more bat-shit insane sequels).
All I can say is, I feel sorry for the writer who's going to have to adapt this to film (let alone the even more bat-shit insane sequels).
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9:52PM on 06/03/2014
Totally agree!
Totally agree!
7:37PM on 06/03/2014

Why him?

I liked "successful alcoholics" and "Kings of Summer," but I wouldn't really think that resume would lead to a "Metal Gear Solid." Isn't this more the job for Gareth Evans or Eugenio Mira.
I liked "successful alcoholics" and "Kings of Summer," but I wouldn't really think that resume would lead to a "Metal Gear Solid." Isn't this more the job for Gareth Evans or Eugenio Mira.
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7:21PM on 06/03/2014
Snake should be played by Sawyer from Lost
Snake should be played by Sawyer from Lost
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