Snake will no longer be gracing cinema screens according to the producer attached to the current project, Mike De Luca. Speaking to Collider he said,
“I don’t think it’s going to move forward because I got the sense that there may not be enough of a coordinated will at this point on the side of certain parties to see a movie get made.”
Sony, Konami and the movie producer all had visions for Snakes first movie but it appears no one could agree on how the film would be tackled with De Luca describing Sony and Konami as “two ships in the night.” He continues,
“The video game companies are very protective of their property and there are certain things a studio requires freedom-wise to market and distribute a movie effectively in a global marketplace and sometimes getting those two things to match up is really hard. And in the case of Metal Gear Solid, the agendas just….not because the parties weren’t amicable, it was just kind of impossible to get the agendas to match up.”
Interest in the movie may find it moving to a different company or producer but for the moment, multiplex Metal Gear is dead.