'Kings of Summer' Director is Boarding 'Metal Gear Solid' for Sony
After directing the indie favorite Kings of Summer and returning to Sundance earlier this year with the stand-up comedy feature Nick Offerman: American Ham, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is heading into studio film territory next. Following in the footsteps of indie directors turned blockbuster filmmakers like Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), Deadline reports Vogt-Roberts has just been tapped to direct Metal Gear Solid, based on the long-running video game franchise of the same name following a special forces operative named Solid Snake, who was first assigned to find the titular superweapon, a bipedal walking tank which has the ability to launch nuclear weapons.
It's an interesting move for the director who hasn't really directed any action, but the same can be said for the aforementioned indie directors who made the big jump to blockbusters. Funnily enough, The Amazing Spider-Man producer Avi Arad is behind the project The important thing here is that Vogt-Roberts has style and his vision isn't small-time by any means. You can get a slight taste of his penchant for big fun with that recent charity promotion video with Arnold Schwarzenegger crushing things in his big tank. Video game adaptations are a tricky bag, but we're hoping Vogt-Roberts can work his magic with Solid Snake.