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Solid Snake lives: Jay Basu to write Metal Gear Solid for Sony

03.30.2015

The METAL GEAR SOLID film has been in the works for quite some time, with some doubting (or hoping) that it would ever happen. Those looking forward to the project can rejoice as one more major hurdle has just been overcome; Deadline reports that Jay Basu has closed a deal to pen the script for the video-game adaptation. THE KINGS OF SUMMER director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is still attached to helm the project with Avi and Ari Arad producing. Will the film actually get off the ground this time?

The original game synopsis:

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.

You may have heard Jay Basu’s name pop up last year when it was announced that he was tapped by Universal to aid in the relaunch of its Universal Monsters franchise, a project I’m very much hoping will not suck but currently don't have a lot of hope for. In regards to this METAL GEAR SOLID film I suppose that I should confess that, while I am aware of Metal Gear Solid, I've spent a grand total of thirty seconds in Solid Snake's world. A friend grabbed the controller from me because I couldn't play worth a damn. He was right to do it.

Now the big question, who do you see as the live-action Solid Snake?

Source: Deadline

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3:47PM on 03/31/2015

It will suck

Kojima is no longer with Konami so this movie will suck. Some would argue that with Kojima gone that it would actually help MGS since he puts all that "useless" dialogue in his games, but he also put all the fun stuff in it and what makes Metal Gear a long beloved series.
Kojima is no longer with Konami so this movie will suck. Some would argue that with Kojima gone that it would actually help MGS since he puts all that "useless" dialogue in his games, but he also put all the fun stuff in it and what makes Metal Gear a long beloved series.
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10:09AM on 03/31/2015
i got a chance to meet him when he came in for a class in my Masters course. he was a really nice guy. With that said, i hate him now since he landed a gig i've dreamed about getting since i was 13; writing the MGS movie!
i got a chance to meet him when he came in for a class in my Masters course. he was a really nice guy. With that said, i hate him now since he landed a gig i've dreamed about getting since i was 13; writing the MGS movie!
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12:43AM on 03/31/2015
You know John McTiernan could probably direct a solid Solid Snake movie because Metal Gear Solid is basically Die Hard With a Mechanical Bipedal Armored Vehicle with Nuclear Capabilities and Don't Forget Clones.
You know John McTiernan could probably direct a solid Solid Snake movie because Metal Gear Solid is basically Die Hard With a Mechanical Bipedal Armored Vehicle with Nuclear Capabilities and Don't Forget Clones.
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12:08AM on 03/31/2015
How to make a good MGS movie
-Take everything from the original PS1 game. Change nothing.
-Hire David Hayter to write the script.
-Hire Henry Gregson Williams to do the music
-Hideo Kojima as a producer
- I really cant say who should direct but I would hire John Mctiernen as the director
How to make a good MGS movie
-Take everything from the original PS1 game. Change nothing.
-Hire David Hayter to write the script.
-Hire Henry Gregson Williams to do the music
-Hideo Kojima as a producer
- I really cant say who should direct but I would hire John Mctiernen as the director
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12:55PM on 03/31/2015
I totally agree with everything you just said.
I totally agree with everything you just said.
9:51PM on 03/30/2015
well if thats the plot its gonna suck. Sounds like some lame-assed cliched 80's rambo movie. As a fan of the game, heres a pointer: play through "Guns of the Patriots" or "Snake Eater" and just do what you see on the screen.
well if thats the plot its gonna suck. Sounds like some lame-assed cliched 80's rambo movie. As a fan of the game, heres a pointer: play through "Guns of the Patriots" or "Snake Eater" and just do what you see on the screen.
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10:14PM on 03/30/2015
Whoa. Sounds like you don't know Metal Gear too well huh? The game they are talking about making into a movie is METAL GEAR SOLID, and the plot they described is thE EXACT plot from that game and that game did not suck. It is far and away my favorite video game of all time. It's awesome. METAL GEAR SOLID came out on playstation but the series existed even prior to that, starting in '87 with METAL GEAR. METAL GEAR SOLID was the fourth game in the series and the first on the original
Whoa. Sounds like you don't know Metal Gear too well huh? The game they are talking about making into a movie is METAL GEAR SOLID, and the plot they described is thE EXACT plot from that game and that game did not suck. It is far and away my favorite video game of all time. It's awesome. METAL GEAR SOLID came out on playstation but the series existed even prior to that, starting in '87 with METAL GEAR. METAL GEAR SOLID was the fourth game in the series and the first on the original Playstation. SNAKE EATER was like the 6th game in the series and GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS was somewhere after that. And GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS was over hyped and way over rated and in my opinion SUCKED.

The best METAL GEAR games are the METAL GEAR SOLID for playstation and METAL GEAR SOLID: SNAKE EATER for ps2.
11:33AM on 03/31/2015
Friend, I've played all of the gear games, including Metal Gear and even Revengence, In MY opinion (and like 4.33 million others apparently) Guns of the Patriots would be the perfect translation from game to movie. Metal Gear Solid was a fun game but I've never felt it would translate well to film. Even Sons of Liberty would be better. I agree though, Snake Eater kicked much ass....
Friend, I've played all of the gear games, including Metal Gear and even Revengence, In MY opinion (and like 4.33 million others apparently) Guns of the Patriots would be the perfect translation from game to movie. Metal Gear Solid was a fun game but I've never felt it would translate well to film. Even Sons of Liberty would be better. I agree though, Snake Eater kicked much ass....
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9:17PM on 03/30/2015

Avi Arad? they guy who squandered away Marvel?

yeah... not feeling confident.
yeah... not feeling confident.
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8:24PM on 03/30/2015

As a HUGE fan of the series

This makes me sad. Pretty subpar creative team. MGS is actually very high-concept; my ideal director would be aronofsky or nocolas winding refn. Of course it would never happen (especially after getting apparently cut loose by Konami), I would love to see this be Hideo Kojima's first film. Unfortunately, rhe Metal Gear movie that has been in my head since I played for the first time as a teen will likely be better than what comes from these soul-less studio stooges.
This makes me sad. Pretty subpar creative team. MGS is actually very high-concept; my ideal director would be aronofsky or nocolas winding refn. Of course it would never happen (especially after getting apparently cut loose by Konami), I would love to see this be Hideo Kojima's first film. Unfortunately, rhe Metal Gear movie that has been in my head since I played for the first time as a teen will likely be better than what comes from these soul-less studio stooges.
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9:18PM on 03/30/2015
the MGS in my head is a high concept movie with several nods and references to 90's action movie tropes.
the MGS in my head is a high concept movie with several nods and references to 90's action movie tropes.
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