The team behind Metal Gear Solid movie's got some clout going on, but how much would that carry a Kojima-less Metal Gear project?

Metal Gear Solid Movie Has a Writer; But Does It Have a Kojima?

The team behind Metal Gear Solid movie's got some clout going on, but how much would that carry a Kojima-less Metal Gear project?

Coming to you live from Development Hell!  We’re seeing some motion from Sony/Columbia Pictures’ upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie for the first time in months.  Please note that I’m using “upcoming” in the loosest possible sense here; like “we’ll see this in the next fifty years, maybe.”

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The Roster So Far

Avi Arad, Producer

You Might Know Him From: A whole crop of Marvel movies – from the Blades to every Spider-Man adaptation to, on the more impressive side, X2

Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Director

You Might Know Him From: The Kings of Summer

Josh Bratman, Executive Producer (Middle)

You Might Know Him From: Fright Night?  I guess?  Or Priest, if you’re into that.

And our latest addition, as of a few days ago – Jay Basu, Writer (Far Left)

You Might Know Him From: …Monsters: Dark Continent?  Oh boy.  But hey, Universal’s enlisting him to help relaunch their old monster movies.  Untested as he may be, if they’re trusting Basu with IPs of this kind of renown, those Hollywood cats might know something we don’t.

There’s also been some talk about Academy Award-nominated Michael De Luca (The Social Network and American History X) as executive producer, but unlike the characters above, I haven’t found anything substantiating his involvement.  Erroneous as these whispers may be, they’re not outrageous.  De Luca’s frequently involved in Sony Pictures projects.

No word on a leading Snake yet.  Hugh Jackman was a possibility for a while, but recently, MGS movie team’s been leaning towards casting someone less established.

So all that’s fine and nifty, but what of Hideo Kojima?  He was on for executive producer, advisor, and co-writer, but recent developments in the fallout between Konami and Kojima don’t bode well for his involvement in Metal Gear Solid’s cinematic treatment.  Solid Snake might see the silver screen eventually, but without Kojima’s insights, I’m afraid it might fall flat.


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