Producer Says Metal Gear Solid Movie Won't Be Happening
I'm sorry to have to report this, especially for those who are big fans of the video game, but it looks like a Metal Gear Solid movie won't be happening for a long time. Collider caught up with producer Michael De Luca recently and asked him about the status of the Metal Gear Solid movie. Unfortunately De Luca didn't have any good news. "I don't think it's going to move forward because I got the sense that there may not be enough of a coordinated will at this point on the side of certain parties to see a movie get made." As in, Konami, the creator of the game, isn't that interested in any of Sony's ideas. Maybe it's for the better?
De Luca goes on to explain why exactly he thinks Konami isn't interested in making a movie right now.
"The video game companies are very protective of their property and there are certain things a studio requires freedom-wise to market and distribute a movie effectively in a global marketplace and sometimes getting those two things to match up is really hard. And in the case of Metal Gear Solid, the agendas just… not because the parties weren't amicable, it was just kind of impossible to get the agendas to match up."
And you know what, I'm fine with Konami saying no to this, at least until they are ready to make it. Video game movies aren't in their prime right now, and I'm certain a MGS movie wouldn't live up to any of the games, so why make one if we know it's going to suck? I'd rather wait until video game movies pick up and they can make a proper MGS movie. We first wrote about a Metal Gear Solid movie way back in 2007 and followed that up in 2008 with an article where De Luca said that they were looking at having Kurt Wimmer write a script. But with this update today, it looks like we can forget about a MGS movie for the time being.