Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts Talks Metal Gear Solid Movie
The video game movie may be coming soon!
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Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been trying to get a Metal Gear Solid movie made for the past five years, during which the Kong: Skull Island helmer has gotten the direct blessing of the franchise’s creator Hideo Kojima and commissioned a slew of concept art from numerous artists, some of which he’s been teasing out on social media. Still, there’s been no official word from Sony—who own the rights to Metal Gear Solid—that a film based on the long-running, critically acclaimed video game franchise has been greenlit.
When Collider’s own Steven Weintraub sat down for a one-on-one chat with the filmmaker—as well as a glimpse at some of that gorgeous concept art—we got the clearest idea yet of where in the development process a Metal Gear movie currently stands. (Check out the video above for the full, in-depth discussion.) A script, written by Derek Connolly (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), has been submitted to Sony. By the sound of it, the studio sent back notes and Vogt-Roberts and Connolly are in the middle of another round of revisions. And according to the director, that script is wild as hell.
The Metal Gear video games were created by Hideo Kojima in 1987. Since then there have been 18 games released in the series which follows a government operative who must save the world from dangerous technology and deadly enemies. The games are some of the most popular and best-selling in video game history. The series is showing no signs of slowing down. A feature film has never been produced, but it seems as if that's about to change.