Oscar Isaac Stars as Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid Movie Adaptation

The Metal Gear Solid movie casts Oscar Isaac as Solid Snake, though an anticipated release date is still hiding under a box.

Oscar Isaac (Dune, The Force Awakens, Inside Llewyn Davis) is Solid Snake in Sony’s Metal Gear Solid movie adaptation. The news comes from an exclusive Deadline report, though as yet, there’s no Metal Gear Solid movie release date yet.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island, Mash Up) will direct the film, with Avi Arad (Into the Spider-Verse, Venom) as producer and Derek Connolly (Rise of Skywalker, Jurassic World) as scriptwriter. 

Sony’s Metal Gear Solid movie follows the basic plot of 1998’s Hideo Kojima game of the same name. And as you’d expect from anything with Kojima’s name attached, it’s quite a doozy. Metal Gear Solid’s basic plot follows Solid Snake as he initially tries rescuing a pair of hostages, but it turns into a brain blender of false identities, mind control, and cyborg ninjas, among other things.

It’s just one among many video game adaptations slated for 2021 or beyond, sitting alongside The Last of Us HBO series, the Mortal Kombat movie, and eventually, a Final Fantasy XIV TV series.

The last game to release in the Metal Gear series was 2018's mostly-panned Metal Gear: Survive, a third-person survival game spinoff with zombies. Before that, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was the most-recent title in the mainline franchise, and the last game to be handled by Hideo Kojima. 

Recently, there have been rumors of a Metal Gear Solid remake making the round, though none of those are confirmed at the time of writing. 

[Source: Deadline]


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Dec. 4th 2020

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