METAL GEAR SOLID Movie: Sony in Talks with Jordan Vogt-Roberts to Direct the Videogame Adaptation

     June 3, 2014


Sony is reportedly in talks with Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts to helm their Metal Gear Solid adaptation.  Quite the interesting choice considering Vogt-Roberts has spent most of his short career in television, and tends to focus entirely on comedy projects.  Metal Gear Solid is a real departure from Vogt-Roberts’ previous work, so Sony must have seen something they like in his work to bring him in for talks; either that, or they have a very odd take on veteran soldier, Solid Snake.  Hit the jump for more.

metal-gear-solid-gameDeadline reports that Sony is in talks with Vogt-Roberts as director of their Metal Gear Solid feature film (and likely franchise).  The adaptation has been in the works for a while, with producers Avi Arad and production president Michael De Luca steering its development.  Originally released for the Sony Playstation in 1998 and created by Hideo Kojima, the game centers on Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from Foxhound, a renegade special forces unit. As part of his mission, Snake must liberate hostages before confronting the terrorists in order to stop them from launching a nuclear strike.

Sounds like a standard military infiltration plot, yes?  Not so fast! In addition to the excellent stealth aspect of the gameplay, Metal Gear Solid featured some truly memorable mini-bosses, including gunslinger Revolver Ocelot, and mind-control master Psycho Mantis.  Oh, and did I mention a giant walking tank?  Yeah, Metal Gear Solid is custom made for the big screen and boasts plenty of colorful characters alongside a twisting and tense plot.  I have my fingers crossed for this one, because, if successful, it paves the way for further opening up the rich universe of the video game series.  Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and feel free to give us your casting wish list!

Here’s a look at the original game trailer to give you an idea of its style:


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  • Keir Sittloh

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    • Downbreak

      Not bad, I wouldn’t have thought of him. I was going to say Richard Armitage

      • Keir Sittloh

        Both up and coming, at least in US cinema, so I’d be fine with either

    • i AN LEGEND

      wow. yeah.

      • Keir Sittloh

        Just stared at a pic of snake until I thought of him

  • TimeTravelMan

    Karl Urban

  • Internet Savior

    Josh Holloway for Snake!

  • Frank

    I don’t get it… why is there a picture of Snake next to someone’s dad from the 70s?

  • Metal Gear Rex

    Christian Bale or Hugh Jackman for Solid Snake


      thumbs up

  • Matt Damon

    Ben Affleck for sure..

  • Beatific

    Just been playing these games again, so good. Not really bothered about a movie though.

    • NeoGeo12

      Should be Avi Arad also produces The Amazing Spiderman movies.

  • Dave Trumbore

    A Facebook commenter suggested Frank Grillo so I’ll toss my hat in for him.

  • LEM

    Vin Diesel as Vulcan Raven.

  • LEM

    Vin Diesel as Vulcan Raven.

  • Mezmero

    Idk who will play him but I hope the movie is good and R rated.

  • LEM

    David Belle in the Cyborg Ninja/Gray Fox suit but voiced by original voice actor Greg Eagles.

  • LEM

    Daniel Day Lewis would kill it as Revolver Ocelot, who becomes one of the best characters in the series, but I doubt he’d be willing to get involved with a video game adaptation.


      what about Liam Neeson?

      • LEM

        As Ocelot? no way.

    • dude

      Daniel Day Lewis would kill anything.

      • LEM



    I always felt like they were holding out making this movie until they got some big legendary director to bring it to life. Revolver Ocelot… The mind control one.. Should be a fun time at the movies!

  • kw

    This movie never got off the ground because Kojima would not allow Metal Gear’s likeness to be subject to Hollywood’s garbage. When did this change?

  • kw

    This movie never got off the ground because Kojima would not allow Metal Gear’s likeness to be subject to Hollywood’s garbage. When did this change?

  • Jim El

    Matthew Fox.

  • Strong Enough

    justin theroux