A feature film iteration of the popular video game Metal Gear Solid has gone through quite a few ups and downs over the years, but it now sounds like development on the film is moving forward…again. Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid is in the works with Spider-Man’s Avi Arad onboard to produce. For those unaware, Metal Gear Solid is a stealth action video game that centers on a solider named Solid Snake who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility in order to neutralize a terrorist threat.
Arad is the former chairman and CEO of Marvel Studios, but his track record is a tad hit and miss. Hit the jump for more on the Metal Gear Solid movie.
by Jason Barr Posted: November 5th, 2010 at 9:57 pm
The producing team that helped bring audiences Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D are revisiting another video game franchise. According to a press release we received today, Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody will produce Silent Hill: Revelation 3D from a script by writer/director Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane). Per the release, the film is currently in pre-production with filming to begin in the Toronto area this winter.
Hadida and Carmody also co-produced 2006′s Silent Hill starring Radha Mitchell. As a fan of Konami’s franchise (Note: I still refuse to play the first two installments without every light in the house on), I was in the theater during that film’s opening weekend. Though I found it visually appealing, in my opinion, Christophe Gans’ take lacked the scares, moodiness, and overall engaging storyline presented in the games. Nevertheless, with that memory now four years behind me, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in seeing how Revelation shapes up. For more info on Silent Hill‘s newest silver screen iteration, hit the jump for the full press release which just so happens to include some basic plot info on the film as well as quotes from Hadida and Carmody.
With video game movies finally taking off in Hollywood, you’d think a Metal Gear Solid movie would be a no-brainer. In fact, almost two years ago, I spoke to producer Mike De Luca about the MGS movie and at that time he was developing the project at Sony and things sounded like they were moving forward at a “solid” pace.
Cut to today.
A few days ago I spoke to De Luca for almost an hour about a variety of subjects, one of which was Metal Gear Solid. According to De Luca, the Metal Gear Solid movie is no longer happening. He explains why after the jump: