'Kings of Summer' Director is Boarding 'Metal Gear Solid' for Sony
by Ethan Anderton
June 3, 2014
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.
WOAH!!! Voght-Roberts just became a superstar. I have very high hopes for this film.
DAVIDPD on Jun 3, 2014
Well if we witnessed a miracle with the Russo brothers and Captain America then I say this does have potential.
DJ Jack Ryan Hardy on Jun 3, 2014
The game laid out a perfect blueprint for a movie. The director just needs to properly transfer it.
Rock n Rollllll on Jun 4, 2014
YES THIS IS WHY I AM HERE Post-excitement, I want to say that I don't think there's really a wrong way to do MGS. You can either make it campy, which is great, or serious, which is great. I am 99% sure I'll love this.
OfficialJab on Jun 4, 2014
I wonder if they had this in mind when they recast Snake's voice, not sure Kiefer Sutherland would fit in a movie adaption though. Anyways, I hope they can do the series justice, as it is for me the best video game franchise of all time.
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SamRutherwoodtod on Jun 4, 2014
He'd fit just fine for me.
OfficialJab on Jun 4, 2014
They cast Kiefer Sutherland as Big Boss because of the motion capture that was implemented using the new Fox Engine. Also Big Boss should have a different voice than his son Solid Snake due to the fact SS is only half of BB DNA anyway.
Dennis Olivares on Jun 4, 2014
Does anyone know if the creator of MGS is involved with this? If so I have a lot more faith.
ListenToVinyl on Jun 4, 2014
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