June 5, 2014
Jordan Vogt-Roberts In-Talks To Direct Sony's METAL GEAR SOLID Film
Deadline has some news concerning development of Sony's gestating live-action adaptation of Metal Gear Solid. They report that the studio is in early talks with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer) with Spider-Man's Avi Arad tapped to produce. Sony is working closely with Metal Gear's creator Hideo Kojima on the project. Since Kojima has written a majority of the stories for the franchise, it wouldn't be hard to imagine him getting involved with the script.
Christian Bale has long been considered a favorite for the lead role and expressed a slight interest to MTV a while back, even playing the game from time-to-time. Hideo at the original press conference mentioned a desire to see Hugh Jackman play the role of Snake. I feel that either would be great for Snake, but I might enjoy Jackman in the role slightly more. The only problem, Hugh's current lineup of X-Men productions could remove him from ever considering the movie. However, he's been able to squeeze-in projects like Chappie, Prisoners and Pan. Bale on the other hand, might not be so gung-ho about re-upping on a new franchise.
Studios are quickly making grabs for recognizable video game properties, and we should expect a wave of films coming very soon. High-profile adaptations such as Warcraft, Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell, Uncharted and Mass Effect are already gathering steam.