A Metal Gear Solid movie has been rumored to be in the works since as early as 2012, however concrete information surrounding the release has been hard to come by. Jordan Vogt-Roberts was casted as the director for the movie in May 2018, and he explained that the biggest difficulty for the movie is “ is trying to get the tone of the film down correctly. ”
With the film now currently in development at Sony Pictures, rumors have been circulating around who is set to play some of the most beloved characters within the video game industry, and fans of the franchise may have just received confirmation regarding their main character.
Deadline reported that major sources have confirmed that Oscar Isaac is set to star as Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid movie, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Isaac expressed his interest in playing the character back in 2019, with Vogt-Roberts clarifying on Twitter that “ the balls in Oscar's court.”
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The film is set to be based on the original Metal Gear Solid video game, created and published by Konami. Derek Connolly has been cast as script-writer for the project, having worked on titles such as Pokémon Pikachu Detective and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the latter of which happened to feature Oscar Isaac within as Poe Dameron. Avi Arad has been assigned as producer for the film, whilst Peter Kang is the executive overseeing for the studio.
Isaac has also recently been confirmed to be starring as Moon Knight in an upcoming Marvel project.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Since the games first launch in 1998 for the original PlayStation, fans have regularly commented on how the story of the title has a cinematic feeling to it, and that a movie adaptation for the film was destined to happen at some point in the future. Rumors regarding a potential remake for the classic title have started to circulate within the last few days, with original Snake voice actor David Hayter expressing his interest in returning to the franchise.
Oscar Isaac is a sure casting choice for the character of Solid Snake, with fans comparing the likeness of the two over the years. Isaac will hope he is able to build on his growing portfolio, following a number of high-profile opportunities being offered to the actor. The film is yet to be given a production start date, and following the COVID-19 pandemic, fans may have to wait a while to see Solid Snake on the big screen.