Jordan Vogt-Roberts shares special Metal Gear Solid concept art, codec!
Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) is continuing to prove himself as the appropriate filmmaker to bring the iconic Metal Gear Solid franchise to the big screen as he has taken to Twitter to share with fans concept art for the upcoming film adaptation, as well as a special codec message featuring David Hayter, Paul Eiding and Christopher Randolph reprising their roles of Solid Snake, Colonel Roy Campbell and Hal Emmerich, aka Otacon. Check out the special teasers below!
I wish I could share more frequent updates on the film adaptation of @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN’s seminal METAL GEAR SOLID…
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) May 12, 2020
DAY 2 of #MGSQUARANTINE
Industrial Light & Magic + Metal Gear Solid is true nerd heaven. pic.twitter.com/GGYJi0OyMu
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) May 13, 2020
Vogt-Roberts, who has been connected the film for over five years, had previously announced that a script from Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) was turned in to the studio July 2018, with the two aiming for an R-rating and to keep all of Kojima’s vision for the story and now it appears a new script full of the “Kojima-quirk” has been submitted. Not only has the new draft been submitted, but casting may be looking to begin soon, as he hints towards meeting with a “specific actor” for the lead role, which points towards the new draft being as close to shoot-ready as possible.
The 35-year-old director previously revealed that he is very interested in seeing Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) step into the iconic role of Solid Snake and with the finale to his role in the Star Wars universe coming later this month and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune already being in post-production, his schedule is in the perfect spot to join what is sure to be a blockbuster.
Created by Hideo Kojima, the Konami video game series follows Solid Snake, a retired soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons disposal facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from Foxhound, a renegade special forces unit. He attempts to liberate their two hostages, the head of DARPA and the president of a major arms manufacturer and stops the terrorists from launching a nuclear strike.
Spider-Man‘s Avi Arad and his son Ari Arad are attached to produce.