Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of the upcoming Kong: Skull Island, told Collider in an interview that the Metal Gear Solid movie is very much alive and is “probably the most important franchise to me on the planet.”
In the interview Vogt-Roberts slated that he is working on a script, talked about how meeting Hideo Kojima was a dream and really focused our attention on the fact that he is a Major fan of the series, stating “That is a property that I will fight tooth and nail to make sure is done properly because it’s so easy to screw it up and so easy for a studio to try and make it into G.I. Joe or try and make it into Mission: Impossible or try and make it into something that it’s not. Metal Gear Solid needs to be exactly what it needs to be, which is Metal Gear Solid.”
When asked about the ratings, Vogt-Roberts statement made it sound like it would depend on the budget given for the movie, either a big budget PG-13 or small budget R in the similar fashion to Deadpool and Logan. “I think it could exist in both avenues,” He said. “There are hyper-violent parts to Metal Gear but I would not necessarily call the hyper-violent part the core element of it versus like the tone and the voice and the philosophies that the characters exhibit. Those characters sort of are these walking philosophies, so I think nailing that part is far more important necessarily than thinking about the rating at this point, because right now we’re just trying to get the best version of it.”
It may be a while off before we see anything for the movie, but at least we have a director who is EXTREMELY excited for the project. “I wanna find the version that someone like you who’s like a superfan of this property would say, ‘They did it. That’s my Metal Gear. That’s my shit.’”
You can read the full interview with Vogt-Roberts here. Meanwhile, the next Metal Gear game, Metal Gear Survive, will be the first Metal Gear title since Kojima left Konami and is currently slated for a release later this year.