Remember that Metal Gear Solid movie that was announced to be in development years ago? Well new information has surfaced for the slow moving project.
Earlier this year it was reported that Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) was attached to direct the film. Now comes the announcement of a writer for the feature adaptation courtesy of Deadline. British writer Jay Basu has signed on for the job of bringing the world created by Hideo Kojima to the big screen. Kojima has made headlines recently for his expected split from Konami after the release of the latest game in the series, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
With the hiring of Jay Basu for the film, Sony Pictures has chosen a writer in demand. In addition to Metal Gear Solid, Basu is also working on helping to relaunch the classic monster movies from Universal Studios which feature characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Wolf Man. No timetable has been set for the release of the film or casting decisions made.
Despite the fact the game series of Metal Gear Solid is notorious for having a complicated and convoluted story, I actually think it could transition well to the big screen. While I never really got into the series, Solid Snake is a very cool character and really popular. I hope with this latest news, the film will finally begin to gain momentum and actually see a release sometime soon.
Darius Purse is an Associate Writer at MONG and if you want to talk Games, TV, or MMA feel free to follow him on Twitter.