Metal Gear Solid Hollywood Movie Announced


Metal Gear Solid is the latest franchise to be given over to Hollywood’s tender mercies, with fans of the series left wondering whether the movie will follow in the glorious footsteps of Hollywood’s past video game adaptations, or the even more esteemed path of its many adaptations of popular Japanese entertainment franchises.

According to reports, as part of its glorious 25th anniversary the Metal Gear franchise will be getting a live action Hollywood movie adaptation produced by both Columbia Pictures and Sony.

Details of casting and which parts of the sprawling franchise will be first in line have yet to be announced.


Kojima Productions boss Hideo Kojima explains that he had been searching for years for a suitable production team to create a fitting movie adaptation, but with the availability of Avi Arad to oversee things and his reputed success at adapting American comic book classics (or Marvel comics at any rate) he had confidence he would do Snake justice as well.

Arad for his part pledges “not to do anything bad to the Metal Gear Kojima created” and promises “to make a wonderful movie in the spirit of the original,” doubtless dispelling the doubts of all but the most pessimistic of naysayers.

However, whilst few doubt Kojima’s competence or the power of the Metal Gear franchise, equally few will be able to forget Hollywood’s record at producing adaptations of both video games and beloved Japanese entertainment franchises…

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    Avatar of cats2
    Comment by cats2
    01:44 31/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    From the guy that helped to give us X men 3 and Spider Man 3...

    Hoo boy...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:04 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And pretty much every *other* Marvel movie.

    I say we get Michael Bay directing this and Tom Cruise can play Snake.

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    Comment by Myballz
    04:26 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He also produced cartoon shows.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:17 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    FU Hollywood...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:39 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Christian Bale or Hugh Jackman for Snake

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:00 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Plitskin is tall so we need the Hugh Jackman!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:21 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There's already an MGS movie, it's called Escape from N.Y and Escape from L.A. Even has the original "Snake" in it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:02 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This. Escape from New York was a huge influence on MGS, and Snake Plisken was Hideo's basis for Solid Snake.

    So, an American film based on a Japanese video game inspired by an American film. It's doable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:58 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    David Hayter as Snake or GTFO!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:11 05/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If David Hayter plays Snake they can have all the money I will ever earn for the rest of eternity

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    Comment by ollie
    15:48 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    One can only hope they don't botch this... oh god I hope michale Bay leaves it alone... barf

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:07 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well at least they couldn't make the plot any more stupid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Speak for yourself.

    The plot has always been great in the MGS series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL, yeah it's real Oscar material with the rollerblading fat guy in a bomb squad suit...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gee, last I heard 'plot' was a string of story progression, not the description of appearing characters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:07 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Always? It's always been great? Do you even know what a plot is, because Kojima doesn't seem to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:45 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i pray that they won't fuck up with this one

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:56 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And they will. Because God likes to troll

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:22 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    But Kojima is God! And his trolling usually don't make his games less enjoyable...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This had better be good...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:16 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It'll be just like the game but shorter!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    and uncontrollable to the boot

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:08 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just like MGS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dun think it would make a good movie anyway. Metal Gear series were great games and I enjoyed them quite a lot. But at the end of the day I still have to admit the fact it's plot is 80's B rated action flick at best.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:00 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    80's B rated flicks didn't have the twists of MGS, especially the first game's.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hollyweird has screwed-up so many adaptations that they now qualify as serial rapists.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:08 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bravo, well said sir.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan did even worse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Space Battleship Yamato is a good example of shit adaptions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 09/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean like Speed Racer?

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    Comment by Vincent Giannell
    09:18 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't even know if this movie will be about Solid Snake or Big Boss.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This will do the MSG no good. It will crash and burn.

    Ewwwwww anymore raep done to MSG now?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:56 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    When video-games and anime go to die. No, they just HAVE to reach the "general audience" by turning franchises and shows into generic hollywood shit!

    Final Fantasy Spirits Within=Horrible

    Dragon Ball Movie=Horrible

    Why do these franchises have no justice done to them!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:17 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because the source material is crap to begin with. Garbage in, garbage out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:52 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sigh if you ask my own humble opinion david hayter cant be replaced with just any actor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:16 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    True, he can be replaced with an inanimate carbon rod, or a cardboard box.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:22 04/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why does everyone automatically assume this is going to be bad? This has every reason to be good.

    Metal Gear is mostly cutscenes, anyway, so you can just have more cinematic scenes in place of gameplay.

    I got an idea that will make this work: Have David Hayter write the screenplay. Hayter is a writer, he loves the franchise. He did the screenplay to Watchmen, and, ending aside, it was a very faithful adaptation. All they need to do is make it like a "Stale Beer Type" spy movie.

    And besides, assuming it's gonna be bad assumes that people can't change over time. More and more, Hollywood directors are becoming more tolerant of Japanese franchises. I know we all want this to be Japanese, but can we at least SEE it before we decry it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:34 04/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They already made a Metal Gear Solid movie. It's called MGS4. But seriously though, don't think this is the best of ideas. MGS can get needlessly convoluted in places. Not exactly movie material, in my opinion. But Hollywood isn't a democracy so any complaints or reservations we have would go ignored.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 03/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...why can video game based movies be animated? Why do they always have to be live action? Because if its animated it'll cost more money??!! I dont give a single fuck, make it animated damn it! Because in my opnion, video-game/anime based movies should be animated because it will always come out right and please the fans this way. If was a director, and i was directing a movie based on a video game/anime, I would make it animated, I dont care how much it costs. I'll make it happen and please the fans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:13 04/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'll try to explain as nice as possible.

    In the 1960s, US cartoon writers found that their shows were terrible. They proposed an alternate method of getting views: market them to children. After all, they wouldn't notice or care about any of the numerous problems.

    Somehow, this completely mutated into "Animation is strictly a kids' medium." Animated movies tend to be PG, while live action movies tend to be more PG-13 or R. When was the last time an R-Rated cartoon was made? No, literally the last time it was made?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doctor: "Sir?"

    Kojima: "What is it doctor? What did you find?"

    Doctor: "Your show sir...has been diagnosed with
    Americanitis...and it's terminal..."


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 04/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didn't notice a lot of overt Japanese culture in MGS anyway. If it were terminal, it would've been paired with some other kind of disease, most likely Complicated Plot Syndrome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:04 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It'll probably be a good movie, people just need to quit judging movies based on external factors and let a movie stand on its own two feet.

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    Comment by Kamiye
    23:26 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where's Michael Bay ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Metal Gear Solid + Americans = Solid Failure.

    America SUCKS! America!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:55 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    holywood can only do comics justice. they can't do games justice unless it is MK 1. MK 2 was crap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:44 31/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well snake is american or something like that. Not much can go wrong with this unless they go and do a dragon ball.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:01 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm really sorry Metal Gear Solid, and its fans.
    Me I'm not a fan of the franchise at all but no one deserves to be Hollywood's cow bitch.
    And who knows, if fans are lucky the movie might get stuck on pre production and never be made.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think that provided Kojima gets to maintain some level of QC over the script/direction, things should turn out okay... maybe... I hope?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They've got to have Cate Blanchett as The Boss. Sure that's MGS3 and this is MGS, but hopefully they'll have a flashback or something as an excuse. She's perfect for it in every way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hollywood must burn!

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