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11 January 2010  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Collider

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If you’ve been chewing your nails, waiting anxiously for a Metal Gear Solid movie to hit the big screen, we’ve got some bad news for you. Your nail-chewing has been in vain, according to our old chum, Frosty from Collider.

He’s reporting, as part of a series of exclusives from his interview with producer Mike De Luca, that the videogame adaptation has ground to a halt. For now. “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,” said De Luca.

Those certain parties are, of course, Sony – who hold the movie rights to the mega-selling game – and Konami, the game’s creators. But it seems that Konami may have been the spanner in the works. “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,” added De Luca. “In the case of Metal Gear Solid… it was just kind of impossible to get the agendas to match up.”

As Frosty himself notes, you’d imagine that transplanting the adventures of grizzled hero, Solid Snake, to the big screen would be something of a no-brainer. But it seems that Konami is being very protective of its hero – perhaps, given the iffy track record of videogame adaptations, they’re doing the right thing.

But nothing is set in stone, of course, and it’s hard to keep a good Solid Snake down. If Prince Of Persia and, further in the future, Warcraft do great business, the Metal Gears may start grinding again.

For more from Frosty’s interview with De Luca, click here.
 


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Only thing to do make a movie using the in game MGS 4 engine More

Posted by Bronco2407 at 09:19 on 13 January 2010 | Report This Post

1 MAN
Only Kurt Russell could be snake , got the voice got the look ,he is snake the only problem would be his age More

Posted by mr perki at 10:01 on 12 January 2010 | Report This Post

Snake? Snake! Snaaaaaaakkeeeee!!!!! More

Posted by Weenerboy at 23:40 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

Where does Hideo Kojima stand on it? More

Posted by Doug Fresh at 22:57 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

Good
MGS doesnt need a film...it would never be as good as any of the 4 games so im glad they havent wasted millions on a sub-par movie. More

Posted by kenada_woo at 20:46 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

Giant Exclamation Mark
I actually look at MGS as the best film i've ever played, and so the idea of Kurt Wimmer directing this made me sick. This has Cameron all over it, but it's too similar to what he's done before. Mann would be great but his action style and tone doesn't suit the games. Yes, i would love to see Michael Bay's Metal Gear Solid, just as long as Kojima keeps him away from the script. I keep expecting Len Wiseman to get involved, which would not be a bad thing. As for Snake, I only ever saw Eric Banna. More

Posted by washposthero at 18:48 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

good riddance
Good riddance, stop trying to cash in on video game franchises you money obsessed producers; your whats wrong with film these days with your high budget, CGI, blockbuster vomit. Go donate your money to charity or make a decent film and stop wasting our money and the many hours of our lives watching the rubbish you adapt. More

Posted by raymondbros at 18:21 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

Not happening
If Kojima wanted to make movies, he would be doing so already. The problem is he wants to fit in 20 hours of plot, so he makes games instead. Hopefully Konami have some sense and dont sell out. More

Posted by rich at 14:38 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

If....?
As a fan of Solid Snake, and admitter that the games are epic and make me cry like a little girl at points...yes you read right. By all means make a film, but keep it CGI and have David Back to voice him and Kojima to direct. Win/Win situation in that method. Thoughts? More

Posted by Kyle69 at 10:46 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

Denis
No way, Sean Bean was born to play Solid Snake More

Posted by dmallon at 10:17 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

Hallelujah
Last I heard, Paul W S Anderson was sniffing around this project, at which point my balls promptly jumped back up into my body. They're back now. More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 10:06 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

To be honest...
Thank god for that, MGS should stay as a game unless they get somebody who is a GENUINE fan of the games to direct/produce. Good to see that Konami are possibly being over-protective, they seem to have the common sense not to squander a licence with fantastic potential if done correctly. More

Posted by warren7355 at 10:00 on 11 January 2010 | Report This Post

Shame
If they had got someone like Mann to make this film and cast Christian Bale, then this could have been awesome!! More

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