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Live Action Metal Gear Solid Movie Being Adapted by Sony

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February 8, 2007

The news that a live action Metal Gear Solid movie is in the makings has been around for a while. It is only today that Sony announced, via Variety and GameSpot, that they were the company who is actually producing it. The good news is that the original video game creator Hideo Kojima will be an executive producer on the project, with Sony's Michael De Luca (Ghost Rider, Zathura) as the producer.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Vice Chairman Yair Landau spoke about the movie:

"We're working with the Metal Gear guys," Landau told GameSpot following his D.I.C.E. summit keynote address in Las Vegas. "It's a very cinematic game, it really lends itself to movie telling. But the question is, 'How do you translate Snake's experience into a full arc that conforms to what audiences expect on the large screen?'"

I know this is great news for fans of Metal Gear Solid, especially because I have a lot of faith in Sony Pictures and expect that they'll turn out an entertaining film.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments

1

Wait, you mean the MGS games weren't movies?

Evan on Feb 9, 2007

2

Hell no!! MGS games were only crappy graphics games... we need a full res full on MGS movie!

Alex Billington on Feb 12, 2007

3

I am hoping they dont turn this into a PG movie so they can cram the theater full of children. With Kojima at the helm fans should expect good things. They could make it based on MSG 4 and do flashbacks of the past series a la Highlander. If they screw this up I am sure whomever is responsible will be mobbed by the fans and will burn in hell for eternity.

Cisco on Oct 12, 2007

4

actually, when being burn in hell is already for eternity, hell spit fire for eternity... lol....

nekomajin on Oct 7, 2008

5

who do you think should play snake ? myself i think thomas jane would do fine as snake

michael ratulowski on Dec 5, 2008

6

I think a MGS movie would be awsome , but they have to make 4 movies each about each game it dosent matter fi snake gets older they just have to make the character look older in each movie. Or to do an MGS inspired movie with a whole new story and dirent characters.

sagara on Apr 9, 2009

7

metal gear is one of the best games in town! the story line is the bomb especially when it has some true facts and conspiracy in the mixed!! and the characters are just legendary! solid snakes my favorite cuz he meant to be the weakest but turns out to to be the strongest his the ultimate soldier!! the plot is just the bomb!!! i'm looking forward to the movie, hope ther careful in choosing the characters cuz it will be a pity if they do a crap job like they did wit all the movies they made from the classic games!!!

stevo on Aug 10, 2009

8

Or to do an MGS inspired movie with a whole new story and dirent characters. sagara on Apr 9, 2009 umm...just NO. an MGS "inspired" flick isnt MGS then; it might as well be a seriously screwed up film adaptation of splinter cell a live action film....i suppose it COULD possibly work but still i reckon a CGI film would be better, based on MGS1 since it would make more sense (MGS4 with flashbacks doesnt work either, would make it too confusing for non-fans)

majorzero on Nov 28, 2009

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