New Deets About The MGS Film That Probably Won’t Happen

I’m a broken record on this point, but all of these wish-list video game films that keep being announced and, sometimes, even pre-produced, have a way of not panning out. So it is with the Uncharted film, and so it most certainly will be with the in-development Metal Gear Solid movie. But even if we all know that this movie will eventually be cancelled and quietly forgotten, Konami is still going ahead with it, and a host of new details have emerged from the Eurogamer Expo that suggest the film that will never happen could actually be kind of good.

First up, Hideo Kojima confirmed in his speech at the Expo that he’ll be on board in an supervisory role. He will not be writing or directing (a blessing!), but he’ll be around, presumably, to make sure things stick to the basic framework. That’s good news because seriously, you don’t want to hear tell that the film will be about a family of adventurers. The film will be produced by Avi Arad, AKA the man who saved Marvel (and can take a huge amount of the credit for the current success of the Marvel Movie Universe), and will be brought into existence by Sony Pictures.

The film will focus on Solid Snake rather than big Boss, and Kojima said that at one point Hugh Jackman was considered for the part, but they’ve decided to cast an unknown. Which means, of course, that they couldn’t afford Hugh Jackman. All of this sounds promising, but let’s be honest: it will find a way not to happen. It always does.

Via VG 24/7

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3 Comments on New Deets About The MGS Film That Probably Won’t Happen


On September 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm

What’s the point of a MGS movie?
Seriously, MGS gets a flak for being too movie like but let’s face it, the gameplay aspect of MGS is has developed has the story side and both work together to bring the final experience.
Taking half of what makes MGS good out of the equation is tantamount to taking a step backwards.
Why would anyone want to do this?


On September 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Well, those details sound good, but yeah, this movie has been in some sort of planning stage or outright cancellation for so long that it’s hard to believe it’ll be made. One of the biggest hindrances, as I see it, with movies based on games like this is that I already get what I want from those games. I don’t feel like anything would be gained. Metal Gear seems especially difficult to make because even though there is plenty of story to work with, how do you incorporate the stealth gameplay? Honestly, as fun as it is to play, it’s not that fun to watch.


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