It’s been a long standing, not particularly funny, joke for years that Kojima is a frustrated movie director. Well, now his creations will be getting the big-screen treatment.
Announced earlier today at the MGS 25th anniversary event, the Metal Gear movie will be produced by Columbia Pictures. Avi Arad is on board, as the founder of Marvel Studios he had a hand in all the Spider-Man films and the recent X-Men and Iron Man movies. He’s also listed as a producer for the Mass Effect movie that’s in the works.
Nothing else is known yet, but we’d expect Kojima to be close to production throughout the whole process. Arad has promised to keep the movie close to the spirit of the Metal Gear franchise.
No writer or director was announced so we assume that it’s very early days just now but it’s going to be an interesting discussion to see who fans want to direct and star in the film.