Metal Gear Solid Movie Still In Works

Director will fight “tooth and nail” to do it properly.

Posted By | On 21st, Feb. 2017 Under News

Konami’s Metal Gear franchise may not be going in a fan-approved direction with Metal Gear Survive. But hey, at least there’s one person who wants to make sure a Metal Gear Solid movie is faithful to the series.

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts spoke to Collider and said that the script for the movie is currently being written. “That is a property that I will fight tooth and nail to make sure is done properly because it’s so easy to screw it up and so easy for a studio to try and make it into G.I. Joe or try and make it into Mission: Impossible or try and make it into something that it’s not. Metal Gear Solid needs to be exactly what it needs to be, which is Metal Gear Solid.”

Vogt-Roberts said that Metal Gear Solid is “probably the most important franchise to me on the planet” and called it a “genius, idiosyncratic work.” The man had a chance to meet creator Hideo Kojima at one point and said it had been “like a dream.”

Metal Gear Solid is fairly unique thanks to Kojima’s singular voice and vision at the centre of it. As per Vogt-Roberts, “I think it’d be a massive film, I think it’d be an incredible film, but it needs to be done in a way that completely honors what Metal Gear is because it’s a classic and it’s a seminal work not just in video games, but in media.”

As it stands, the movie could end up either PG-13 with a sizable budget or a more scaled back production with the benefits that an R-rating brings. “There are hyper-violent parts to Metal Gear but I would not necessarily call the hyper-violent part the core element of it versus like the tone and the voice and the philosophies that the characters exhibit. Those characters sort of are these walking philosophies, so I think nailing that part is far more important necessarily than thinking about the rating at this point, because right now we’re just trying to get the best version of it.”

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