It seems like forever since Konami had announced a live-action adaptation of Hideo Kojima’s acclaimed video game series Metal Gear Solid. The project has been through some rough patches during development before a report last year revealed that it was now progressing with Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts attached to direct. Star Wars and Moon Knight actor Oscar Isaac was also revealed to play Solid Snake. Now, Isaac has provided an update on the movie after it went radio silent for many months.
Speaking to Comic Book recently, Isaac was asked about the status of the Metal Gear Solid movie. “We want it to happen,” said Isaac. “Be excited. What’s the script? What’s the story? What’s the take? […] But hopeful that comes to fruition because there’s so much potential for that. It’s an incredible game. It’s my favorite.”
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Isaac remains passionate about the project. Most fans are happy with the decision to cast him as Solid Snake, the game’s protagonist, as the actor has proven himself with big-budget blockbusters and smaller indie projects that earned him plenty of awards in the past.
Vogt-Roberts is also an interesting choice for a director. Kong: Skull Island was well-directed with great action set pieces, showing that the filmmaker – who has his roots in smaller projects like The Kings of Summer – understands what audiences want out of certain properties while also being able to balance characters and drama.
Metal Gear Solid isn’t the only Konami project being turned into a movie, though. The company recently confirmed that Christophe Gans, the director of 2006’s Silent Hill movie, will return with, well, Return to Silent Hill, a third film in the movie series that will adapt the story of the Silent Hill 2 game.
The Metal Gear Solid movie currently doesn’t have a release date and still seems to be in the early stages of development.