Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has revealed more about his planned movie adaptation of the beloved Metal Gear Solid franchise. From what we know of past interviews with the director, he is a huge fan of the series, however progress on the movie had been slow since he picked up the project in 2014, however the success of Kong has definitely moved development along nicely.
In an interview with Eurogamer in promotion of his live-action trailer for Destiny 2 (which got us all excited to hunting loot and avenging puppies), Vogt-Roberts talked more about Metal Gear, confirming that it won’t be a straight forward adaptation of any of the particular story from the games.:
“I can’t go into it too much. It’s not a direct adaptation of any particular game. It’d sound too much like a modern statement to call it a remix, because that’s not what it is, but it’s trying to fuse a couple of different storylines together, and it’s all tied together with a device I can’t really talk about right now but that I’m really excited about. I think it’s going to make a movie where people go ‘whoah, I’ve not seen that before’, and that’s very cool. And I think it’s very Kojima in its approach.”
If we’re going to be honest, this sounds like a good thing because Metal Gear would be generally tricky to pitch to a studio. After all, Metal Gear contains government conspiracies, walking nuclear tanks, vampires, cyborg ninjas, nanobots, clones and snake-eating. With the series being as crazy as it is, you’d understand that Sony Pictures might be a little worried about the project, however as Vogt-Roberts stated in an interview about the film, it might work better now that we live in a post-Deadpool world.
What are your thoughts on the project so far? Are you excited for a Metal Gear Solid movie? Do you think it’ll fall into the Video Game Movie Curse? Who would you cast? Let us know all of this in the comments below!