Metal Gear Solid is getting a movie. And it just landed a writer…
According to Deadline, the Sony Pictures project has nabbed Jay Basu to pen Metal Gear Solid – a film currently in development based on the successful gaming franchise.
“In-demand Brit writer Jay Basu has closed a deal with Sony Pictures to write the feature adaptation of fanboy favorite video game Metal Gear Solid,” they revealed. “The project is produced by Avi and Ari Arad and is being steered by production president Michael De Luca. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer) is attached to direct.”
This is the second big writing gig for Basu in recent months. He also landed a job over at Universal Pictures to aid with the relaunched Monsters franchise. Although it’s currently unknown how he’ll be contributing to those projects.
But Metal Gear Solid is another coup for the British writer and with Monsters: Dark Continent currently in post-production, it seems he’s really starting to turn heads.
Hideo Kojima created and released the game in 1998. It follows the story of Solid Snake – an elite special-ops soldier who infiltrates an advanced nuclear weapons facility.
He goes on to neutralise a terrorist threat… and save two very important hostages.
At the moment, we’re unsure how much of this story will be used on screen in the movie… and with numerous sequels to draw from, it seems there’s a wealth of story that could make it to film.
For now we’ll just have to wait and see. But it’s encouraging to see that the Metal Gear Solid film is finally getting off the ground?
But will it be any good? That’s another matter entirely…
Can Metal Gear buck the worrying video game movie trend? Who would you like to see as Solid Snake? Let us know what you think in the comments below…