Walking in the footsteps of other video game adaptations like Tomb Raider and Hitman, it has been announced that Metal Gear Solid will be having its turn as a feature film. Hold on to your hats, folks, I have a strong suspicion that we are going to see a new wave of video game films in active development soon.
The plan was unveiled by Avi Arad, who also producer Spiderman and X-Men. If you don’t know anything about the Metal Gear Solid franchise, it follows perpetual badass Solid Snake as he spies and soldiers his way after the Metal Gear, a robot with nuclear capabilities.
While I’m not very familiar with the series of games, I know that it has loads of avid fans that will wail and tear at their clothes if the film isn’t done right but I have to say, when looking at other video game titles, its not usually in our best interest to be overly optimistic. I have a strong suspicion we will see something along the lines of G.I. Joe, which would be unfortunate as I think the film should rather draw inspiration from another eye-patched, badass Snake… Snake Plisskin. Perhaps Carpenter should be given the reigns?
Let the rumour mill start churning! Who do you think would make a good Snake? If only Kurt Russell wasn’t getting on in years…
That said, I would kill for another “Escape From …” film.
- Produced by: Avi Arad