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30 August 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Famitsu

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Fans of Metal Gear Solid and the ongoing saga that is Metal Gear Solid's film adaptation have reason to celebrate today, as super producer Avi Arad brings glad tidings about Solid Snake's possible big screen appearance.

Speaking at Metal Gear's 25th anniversary party in Tokyo recently, series creator Hideo Kojima revealed that not only is the film version back in the works, but the man behind the Spider-Man movie franchise(s), Arad himself, will be producing. 

This means that Arad who you can hear on our special Amazing Spider-Man spoiler podcast has three game adaptations on the go, with Naughty Dog's Uncharted series and Sucker Punch's Infamous franchise also ticking along.

Previous attempts at taking the stealth-based action game of spies, snakes and strangely inconspicuous boxes have crashed and burned Mike De Luca was the last to give it a try back in 2008, but that was given the kibosh in early 2010.

With its Sony/Playstation affliations, the studio in charge remains just as you'd expect (that's Universal Sony, by the way) but the plot has not been even alluded to as yet. If it takes after its cutscene-heavy source, there'll be plenty of chatter inbetween all the tactical espionage action.

The question now is... who do you see playing Solid Snake? And who should direct? Kojima fancies Christopher Nolan though he might be a touch busy these days.


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Gene Hackman IS Roy Campbell
...as for otehr contenders for Snake, Karl Urban? Also Johnny Depp for Vamp (if they get that far in the story) More

Posted by lukeynemo at 17:05 on 04 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Metal Gear Solid Movie Announced
If it's put in the right hands, this could really be a great film. They may have to make a few adjustments though, as the continuity is almost 90's X-Men in its convolution, and a lot of aspects of it are probably a bit too Japanese to translate well. I'm not sure who I'd get to direct... until a few weeks ago I'd have said Tony Scott might have been a good fit. Zack Snyder would be good for the big action set-pieces, but I'm not convinced he'd be particularly strong in the quieter moments (a More

Posted by AxlReznor at 11:07 on 04 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Metal Gear Solid Movie Announced
Cillian Murphy for Otacon More

Posted by Chief at 10:56 on 04 September 2012 | Report This Post

Potential Directors
Neill Blomkamp, Gareth Edwards or Duncan Jones. I think they all have what it takes to do the source material justice More

Posted by Jambot at 00:28 on 04 September 2012 | Report This Post

Joel Kinnaman for Solid Snake
A name actor like Gerard Butler or Bradley Cooper as some people are suggesting may give the movie the wrong image, both these guys have a lot of romance and comedy in their filmography. I think Joel Kinnaman is just well-known enough and has done the right kind of work to date. It's hard to picture him in the role at first, and with him being blonde you automatically think "why not Liquid?". But with his hair grown out and a bit of a beard going on ( http://bit.ly/N4imM1 ) he starts t More

Posted by Jambot at 01:53 on 01 September 2012 | Report This Post

lookalike!
josh holloway for snake More

Posted by remydubant at 18:11 on 31 August 2012 | Report This Post

lookalike!
josh holloway for snake More

Posted by remydubant at 18:06 on 31 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Look at Bradley Cooper's face ...
Solid Snake - eXhibit Liquid Snake - DMX Otacon - lil' John Meryl - Ashanti More

Posted by beav da bastd at 12:40 on 31 August 2012 | Report This Post

Look at Bradley Cooper's face ...
... imagine a bandana round his head and tell me he doesn't look the part! More

Posted by Nicky C at 12:22 on 31 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Metal Gear Solid Movie Announced
good ole snake pliskin More

Posted by Muad_dib_85 at 12:11 on 31 August 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Metal Gear Solid Movie Announced
Solid Snake - Kurt Russell Liquid Snake - Kurt Russell Otacon - Kurt Russell Meryl - Kurt Russell More

Posted by beav da bastd at 11:48 on 31 August 2012 | Report This Post

The dream team..
Christopher Nolan to produce, Zach Snyder to direct. Christian Bale for Solid Snake, Michael Fassbender/Paul Bettany for Liquid Snake and Gary Oldman for Revolver Ocelot. Ideas on rest of cast? More

Posted by Jambot at 02:24 on 31 August 2012 | Report This Post

Kojima
It'd also be interesting to see Kojima have a crack at directing an MGS film. At the very least co-directing much like Frank Miller on "Sin City". More

Posted by Auster at 00:38 on 31 August 2012 | Report This Post

REFN
How about the up and coming duo of Refn and Gosling? I think Gosling could pull it off, he's certainly proved himself to have acting chops (not that you'll need great acting chops to play Snake). As far as Refn goes: he does not shy away from violence, he has a distinct visual-style and atmospheric visuals. I always thought a quality MGS film would have to be like Jean-Pierre Melville film; a kind of slow moving film with bursts of violence, while remaining interesting via visual-style. Also, More

Posted by Auster at 00:36 on 31 August 2012 | Report This Post

Hugh Jackman anyone!? More

Posted by ste_robbo at 23:00 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Hugh Jackman anyone!? More

Posted by ste_robbo at 22:59 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Michael Wincott
got the voice......beef him abit up and we got "mad skillz" More

Posted by JosteinAsk at 22:10 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Here's one I made earlier
http://www.facebook.com/notes/seif-faris-zaki/metal-gea r-solid-fantasy-cast-list/245745658739 Made this fantasy list after much deliberation more than 2 years ago. More

Posted by Razorus at 21:16 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

What storyline?
Young Snake or Old Snake...or Big Boss....So many possibilites! Just please do it right. More

Posted by cormac_c at 21:08 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Christian Bale for Solid Snake and Liquid Snake, Kurt Russell for Big Boss, Tommy Lee Jones for Campbell, Jamie Fox for Grey Fox, Scarlett Johansson for Meryl, Paul Dano for Otacon, Sam Eliott as Ocelot and Neil Blompkamp for Director More

Posted by batmagnet at 20:20 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

solid snake
100% backing Josh Holloway (Sawyer from Lost) More

Posted by nosequelsevr at 20:13 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Castings..
Back in the day (a few years ago) i would have gone for someone like Sean Bean for Liquid but now the years have passed and im losing faith that he could pull off younger liquid More

Posted by nickandrews14 at 18:47 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Obvious choice is Obvious
I think David Hayter should play snake, he IS the voice and Solid Snake's looks are based on him after all & Kojima should direct as he originally planned on being a movie director before moving onto the game scene (Hence why the MGS games are known as "Cut-scene heavy"). More

Posted by LeioHxC at 18:25 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Castings..
Back in the day (a few years ago) i would have gone for someone like Sean Bean for Liquid but now the years have passed and im losing faith that he could pull off younger liquid More

Posted by nickandrews14 at 18:19 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Castings..
Back in the day (a few years ago) i would have gone for someone like Sean Bean for Liquid but now the years have passed and im losing faith that he could pull off younger liquid More

Posted by nickandrews14 at 18:15 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

You people have no idea what you're talking about. Neil Marshall should direct Michael Fassbender. Feel free to agree. More

Posted by TheWetNoodle at 17:36 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Metal...Gear?!
More

Posted by ben300185 at 17:32 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

sleath-based..
Presumbly a cross between Inspector clouseau and Sam Fisher. More

Posted by avantegardener at 17:29 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Interesting..
I see a lot of Russell Crowes here, good shout! I like the idea of Kurt Russell or Ryan Gosling (as a younger Snake)! Christopher Nolan would be a good fit for directing, none other directors that I can think of.. More

Posted by dillian100 at 17:26 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Metal Gear
Russell Crowe as Snake without a doubt but probably end up Gerard Butler....directed by Paul Greengrass More

Posted by Lang at 17:20 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

You people have no idea what you're talking about. Neil Marshall should direct Michael Fassbender. Feel free to agree. More

Posted by TheWetNoodle at 17:17 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Re: Had enough of these "dark" and "intense" game adaptations...
Nice! Personally, I'd go for Nancy Meyers directing either Meryl Streep or Diane Keaton as Snake. You f*ckin' KNOW it! More

Posted by Nicky C at 17:13 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

It NEEDS fans touch.
Whoever directs and writes it NEEDS a fans touch. Also if they plan on doing the sequels they should write them all at the same time so they're integrated, they need to finally make a video game adaptation that works and this is the story to do it with. More

Posted by calumnorth at 17:13 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Once upon a time I would have said Kurt Russell would be perfect, but he's probably too old now. Christian Bale is maybe a bit too clean cut for this part. For some reason I think Hugh Jackman might be good for it, though I don't know why... Viggo Mortensen is a damn good shout for Ocelot. Jeff Goldblum for Hal Emmerich? More

Posted by lukeynemo at 17:13 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

There's only one snake
And it's Kurt Russell More

Posted by Gouken at 17:12 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Hmmmm
I've been saying Bale should be Snake ever since Kurt Wimmer was attached to the MGS movie way back when. Failing that I think Timothy Olyphant would be a good Snake. Viggo Mortensen for Ocelot. More

Posted by tallaght24 at 17:02 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Christian Bale for Solid Snake! He said he played the games before as a child and would love to play as Snake if given! and Nolan of course for director! :D More

Posted by adityadragoniyer at 16:53 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Had enough of these "dark" and "intense" game adaptations...
Given every game adaptation to date has been utter dreck, let's try something new. Bobcat Goldthwait to star, Todd Solondz to direct. Admit it, THAT would be worth a watch. More

Posted by sinaplenty at 16:50 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

Had enough of these "dark" and "intense" game adaptations...
Given every game adaptation to date has been utter dreck, let's try something new. Bobcat Goldthwait to star, Todd Solondz to direct. Admit it, THAT would be worth a watch. More

Posted by sinaplenty at 16:49 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

For a LONG time..
I have wanted Christian Bale to play Snake. I think it would be wonderfully meta if David Hayter would write and direct it. He would be the best pair of hands to put it in. More

Posted by VwikusM at 16:41 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post


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