Well James is probably going to the bars in Monterrey very soon to celebrate this news, so if you’re in the area make sure to go find him cause he’ll be buying drinks all night. News came today that Metal Gear Solid will be adapted into a movie. Really this was only a matter of time. Here’s the news excerpt from moviepilot.com:
A wealth of modern games are undergoing big screen adaptations at the moment with God of War, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Deus Ex and Assassin’s Creed all in the works, but now at last Hollywood has turned its attention to one of the great franchises of the 90s Metal Gear Solid. According to Game Informer the game will be adapted for the big screen by Avi Arad, who produced The Amazing Spider-Man and the X-Men films along with his brother Ari. Speaking at a 25 year anniversary of the Metal Gear franchise Arad seemed confident in transferring the game’s charm to the big screen, saying:
For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters – and video games are the comics of today… We will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed.
Now that Hideo Kojima work is definitely being brought to the big screen the next big issue is that of casting. A pastiche of Hollywood action heroes and named for Kurt Russel’s character in Escape from New York, Snake Plissken, the film will need a serious action star behind it in order to really bring the script to life.
So yes very cool news, but now comes the most serious question; Who should play Snake?