Sony's long-gestating live-action adaptation of Metal Gear Solid has found its Snake. Deadline reports that Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac will be taking on the iconic role, in a move that I didn't see coming but wholly welcome.
The Metal Gear Solid movie has been in and out of development at Sony for years now, but this latest casting news is surely a huge step in the right direction for the project, which is to be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island), with a script from Derek Conolly (Jurassic World). Avi Arad is onboard to produce, while Peter Kang is the executive overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
Very litlle is known about Metal Gear Solid at this stage, other than the fact that it will likely follow the plot of the Hideo Kojima/Konami 1998 classic of the same name. Basically, I think we can expect to see Isaacs creeping around Shadow Moses island taking out terrorists and going up against deadly automated weapons. That's well worth the price of a cinema ticket, IMO.
Deadline also notes that a production start date for Metal Gear Solid is still unknown, but that Isaacs involvement makes the project a "high priority" for the studio going forward.
In other Metal Gear Solid news, multiple reports have suggested that the original PlayStation game is getting a full remake for PlayStation 5, possibly as soon as next year. Sources have indicated that Bluepoint Games, the studio behind the recent Demon's Souls remake, is currently working on a separate PS5 remake - widely believed to be Snake's revered PlayStation debut.
There's also the recent tease from The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley to consider, which heavily implied that Konami and Sony have teamed up to work on something. While this could very well be the long-rumoured Silent Hill reboot, the fact that Sony is developing a Metal Gear Solid movie makes some kind of PlayStation reboot an inevitability.
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