It’s been ages since we’ve had an update on the progress of Sony Pictures’ live-action Metal Gear Solid feature film with Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts attached.
He’s now taken to Twitter to announce that they’ve completed a new draft of the script and Jordan hopes to meet with specific (unnamed) actor, likely for the lead role of Snake.
The script was penned by screenwriter Derek Connolly (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Kong: Skull Island, Jurassic World, Detective Pikachu) as he worked with Vogt-Roberts on the film’s story.
BONUS IF YOU MADE IT TO THE END: I’m sorry can’t update you on the MGS film more regularly… but:
-We just turned in a new draft. It’s full Kojima-quirk and full Military surrealism. I won’t say more 🤫
-I’m hoping to meet a specific actor very soon 🙂
-Let’s make this movie! pic.twitter.com/0Qj5XGTbkQ
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) December 3, 2019
Who this mystery actor is at the moment is unknown, but there was one actor back in March campaigning for the role.
While speaking with IGN, Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac revealed during the press tour for Netflix movie Triple Frontier that he’d love a crack at the role of Snake.
ISAAC: “Metal Gear Solid, I’m throwing my hat in the ring for that one.”
IGN: Who would you play?
ISAAC: “Snake, man.”
Oscar is wrapping up his Star Wars commitment with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which might allow him to move on to another franchise.
This seemingly got Jordan excited as he posted this tweet not too long after that interview was making the rounds. Simply telling fans “the ball’s in Oscar’s court”.
To everyone asking how I feel about Oscar Isaac saying he wants to be Solid Snake.
The full process required to cast an icon hasn’t even started, but..
Ask @Bosslogic where the idea for his brilliant mock up came from.
The ball’s in Oscar’s court. pic.twitter.com/DKM1gw0Oc2
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) March 4, 2019
Sony is about to begin production on their live-action Uncharted film from Bumblebee director Travis Knight starring Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg as Sully.
It’ll be interesting to see what the ultimate budget for a Metal Gear Solid movie will be and if Sony Pictures can be convinced to make it R-rated.
I’m slightly curious if the hype from the release of Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding lit a fire under Sony Pictures because there is now a chance the film might actually get made now.
SOURCE: JORDAN VOGT-ROBERTS