Jay Basu Hired To Write The Metal Gear Solid Movie

Snake, camera, action.

Sony Pictures are pushing forwards with the movie adaptation of Metal Gear Solid by hiring British writer, Jay Basu.

As well as Basu, Sony confirmed that the project is being produced by Avi Arad, who is well known for being behind Marvel films such as Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and, most recently, The Amazing Spider-Man. Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who recently signed up to direct  the King Kong prequel, Skull Island, is attached to direct the adaptation.

There is no word yet on which section of the Metal Gear Solid saga the movie will focus on. Given the recent unrest at Konami, it is relatively safe to assume that Hideo Kojima will have minimal involvement in the project whatsoever. Could Metal Gear Solid be the one to prove that games can be adapted into good movies? Or, like me, do you think that it’s time for Hollywood to stop trying?

Source: Deadline

2 Comments

  1. It’s gotta be the original Metal Gear Solid, with flashbacks to Metal Gear or potentially a Star Wars-esque title crawl on what happened in those games. I guess they could start with Snake Eater but I doubt it.

    Personally I think they should make a TV series out of it instead of a film. There’s just too much content to squash into 150 minutes. A ten-part series by HBO would be incredible.

    • I never even entertained the possibility of a TV show based around it before, that would work way better than a film.

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