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.
While there have been countless action figure iterations of Metal Gear Solid’s stoic hero Snake, Square Enix has arguably delivered the definitive version. From the generous level of articulation to the jaw-dropping detail in paint and sculpt, Sneaking Suit Snake (inspired by the Sony PSP game MGS: Peacewalker), screams ‘must own’ for both fans of the character and great action figures. However, Sneaking Suit Snake is an import toy and comes with an import price; the bottom line is, ‘is this figure with the money?’ Find out after the jump.
If you’ve been reading Collider the past few days, you’ve seen what I’m calling “7 Days with Producer Mike De Luca”. The reason for the name is, I was able to speak with De Luca for an extended amount of time and rather than post everything at once, I’ve broken our conversation up into smaller parts. I’ve already posted what he said about the Metal Gear Solid movie, Ghost Rider 2, Drive Angry and Dracula Year Zero. Today it’s all about Priest and what’s up with the remake of Fright Night.
On Priest, De Luca says Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper flipped over the concept and thinks the movie could be the start of a franchise. Of course it’s all about box office numbers, so if the film does well, expect a sequel for sure. De Luca also confirms Priest will have a presence at this year’s Comic-Con.
And for fans of the original Fright Night, you’ll be relieved that De Luca says:
“I get it that remakes are a drag to hear about. I’m on the Internet all the time. I know what they say. Like there’s no original ideas in Hollywood. I understand the responsibility on the remake front of things because there are fans…you have responsibility I think to the fans of the original and you also have the responsibility to not suck even more than something original because you have so many people expecting you to suck because of the predisposed bias against remakes and stuff.”
He goes on to explain the idea of the remake, that Fright Night could be filming this year at DreamWorks, they’re expecting the first draft of the script in a few weeks, and compares the scope and size of the film to Disturbia. Much more after the jump:
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:
A few weeks ago I posted something called “7 Days with Producer Dan Lin“. The reason for the title was we discussed so many different projects, it took seven days to post them all. Thankfully, the interview went over extremely well, and now it’s time for a new “7 Days” column and this one is with producer Mike De Luca.
As you can tell by looking over his resume, De Luca has produced over 50 films and he’s got tons of projects in development. While I’ll be posting updates on Metal Gear Solid, Butter, Fright Night, Dracula Year Zero and tons of other things in the coming days, tonight is all about Ghost Rider 2.
For those who don’t know, the sequel to Ghost Rider is moving ahead full steam with a script by David Goyer. According to De Luca, “We have an outline that David wrote that kind of adapts his 2001 script into today’s times with incorporating kind of an original idea of Nic’s.”
We talked about whether or not Mark Steven Johnson will be back directing and if Eva Mendes would return as Roxanne Simpson. Oh, and he told me the tentative title is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. So much more after the jump:
Steve is currently on the set of director Paul W.S. Anderson’s next film as a reporter for our partner site Omelete, Resident Evil: Afterlife and after speaking with producer Jeremy Bolt, he learned some interesting details on Anderson’s plans for his 3D adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers. We’ll update this story with direct quotes later today, but in the meantime hit the jump to read the notes Steve scribbled down to learn the details of what Anderson has in store for Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and D’Artagnan.
Additionally, Bolt and Anderson are planning to do a 3D heist movie set on a submarine. The pair would also like to do an adaptation of the popular video game Metal Gear Solid but no deal is set for that yet; it’s just a project they would like to do.