December 31, 2014

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts Confirming METAL GEAR SOLID Shooting After KONG: SKULL ISLAND?

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is about to begin shooting on Legendary's King Kong prequel Kong: Skull Island. He posted a tweet that suggested he was ready to tackle the massive production. Also mentioning that he was coming after Solid Snake next. Which is referring to his other massive project the Metal Gear Solid film setup over at Sony. We've had confirmation of sorts that Jordan is indeed our director along with David Goyer (Blade, Batman Begins, Call of Duty Black Ops 1-2) tackling the script.

A production date hasn't been announced but it sounds like things are coming together quicker than expected. Having Goyer write the adaptation of the popular video game series is actually a perfect match, considering he helped write two massive hit installments of the Call of Duty game franchise. One of the biggest problems with video game adaptations is they tend to cling onto fan service or nods, rather than focusing on a good story and cinematic experience. The hope from films like Metal Gear, Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell, is that studios will finally figure-out how to adapt this rich source material.