We have some great news for all you Metal Gear fans! Sony has officially announced that they are going to bringing the hit game, Metal Gear Solid, to the big screen. Yea, I know, amazing right?!
What makes it even better is that it will be produced by Avi Arad. Now if you do not know who Arad is, well then you should just get out from under that rock already. Most of you know that he was the producer of the original Spider-Man movie franchise. Even despite Spider-Man 3 being so bad, I think he's still an awesome choice for this. If there were ever two things that were closely related, it would be comic books and video games. So if he could bring Spidey to life, I have no doubts he can do the same with Snake.
It seems the announcement was made to a crowd of fans at the Metal Gear Solid anniversary event held in Tokyo. Hideo Kojima walked out and confirmed that a movie was indeed in the works, and then brought Arad out to talk to everyone.
Kotaku reported Arad saying:
"For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters."
"Comic books are now biggest genre in cinema," said Arad. "Video games are the comic books of today."
"We will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed,
I think we should all feel very good to hear these things coming from Arad. You should also not fear because Kojima, the video game's creator, will in fact be executive producer of the movie as well. So it's safe to say that we will get a very accurate adaption of the game.
Who do you think they should pick to play Snake?
Metal Gear Solid follows Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND, a renegade special forces unit. Snake must liberate two hostages, the head of DARPA and the president of a major arms manufacturer, confront the terrorists, and stop them from launching a nuclear strike.