The METAL GEAR SOLID Movie Is Still Happening Details Revealed
Metal Gear Solid movie will make a brilliant movie, It will be tricky I get it but all the amazing characters are there and their backstory all built up. The film has been in development for years, and now director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is attached to the project, and the script is being written by Jay Basu.
The most important thing is that the movie is still in development, and he’s not going to be dropping out of it anytime soon because it’s a project that he fought to be a part of and now that he is, he’s not giving it up. He says:
“Metal Gear is something I’ve been attached to for a long time. It’s a movie I fought tooth and nail to try and attach myself to because it is potentially the most precious property on this Earth to me. And it is one of the most tricky and idiosyncratic properties on the planet, where the creator’s voice, Hideo Kojima, is a genius.”
The director goes on to describe why the property is so difficult to adapt:
“It would also be one of the easiest properties for Hollywood to mess up. Luckily, there are very smart producers on it. It’s the type of thing where it would be very easy for Hollywood to be like, ‘Oh, it’s like Mission: Impossible!’ No, it’s not Mission: Impossible. ‘It’s like G.I. Joe!’ No, it’s not G.I. Joe. Metal Gear Solid IS Metal Gear Solid and can only be Metal Gear Solid.
“It is an incredibly tricky thing to adapt because of how specific the tone is. Kojima’s tone is so brilliant in what it does. The tone of this movie at times could take itself very seriously, be very intense, and then next moment, it can be very goofy and very sort of out there. There is no other property on the planet that I would want to protect and shepherd more than the Metal Gear Solid property.”
It’s great to hear that he actually has an understanding and respect for Kojima’s work and he will respect what he built.
“We are working on a script and have great producers. The goal is to get the script right and do justice to a movie that is unlike anything else that exists in movies or video games or anything. It’s one of the most influential properties in my life. And I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know the creator over the last couple of years. Just to be able to spend time with him is great.”
Hearing what Vogt-Roberts had to say here increased my enthusiasm for the feasibilities of this movie. It seems like he knows what he wants from it.