I wouldn’t hold my breath for this movie!
Former CEO and the founder of Marvel Studios, Avi Arad, is stepping up to the plate to bring Konami‘s Metal Gear Solid video game franchise to the big screen. The announcement of the Metal Gear Solid film was made at the anniversary event in Tokyo. Arad appeared on-stage and had this to say about his intentions: “For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters. Comic books are now the biggest genre in cinema, [and] video games are the comic books of today… We will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed.”
Arad produced some pretty stellar adaptations such as X-Men and the Spider-Man films, yet he also had a few misses with The Fantastic Four and Elektra. After taking over the reigns from producer Michael De Luca, who was previously attached, the problem of aligning everyone’s interests may still be an issue in moving the project forward. This would prove especially difficult if series creator and nerd demigod, Hideo Kojima refuses to be along for the ride.
With Konami’s commitment to developing the film, there may be a few more years that past before Metal Gear Solid: The Movie goes before cameras anytime in the near future.