Can’t Wait For The Box Hiding Scene

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

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?

  • Sean Otwell

    this is one of the stranger casting challenges I’ve heard of in a while because his cultural significance and how many actual actors have already been composited into Snakes image.

    in the first game he was modeled Michael Beihn and then Mel Gibson in the sequel.
    in MGS1 snake’s body was modeled after Jean Claude Van Dams and his face after a deer hunter era Christopher Walken. in 2 and 3 the Kurt Russell/ Snake Plisken thing became more pronounced and in 4 Old Snake was modeled after Lee Van Cleef. I’ve never heard it mentioned anywhere officially but his Young Snake mask looked a lot like Sam Worthington.

    obviously most of those actors are too old to play snake now except Worthington who might actually be too young (that, and he’d have to really find his balls to get the voice right). David Hayter himself would be awesome if he was confident he could pull it off. Aside from him, Hugh Jackman might be able to do it. He does a very passable Wolverine,who resembles Snake both ascetically, vocally, and in attitude.

  • Chris Davis

    I like the Jackman idea a lot. Not a big fan of Worthington, so hopefully that doesn’t happen. Seen some people throw out Christian Bale too, always down for that. There’s a ton of older actors that would fit, but I think it should probably be in the Jackson/Bale age. Maybe get the older actor if they go with someone really young to play some scenes in the future or something.