For years there’s been talk of a movie version of the video game Metal Gear Solid. Now Sony is trying to push it forward with Deadline reporting that Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) is in talks to direct.
The video game, which first launched on the Playstation in 1998, is about a retired soldier named Solid Snake, who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to thwart a terrorist attack by a renegade special forces unit, known as Foxhound. Solid Snake must rescue two hostages, the head of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the president of a major arms company, before stopping the nuclear attack.
A movie version has been in development for many years, although it looked like they’d given up on the back in January 2010. At that point producer Michael De Luca said the project wasn’t moving forward anymore. However in September 2012 producer Avi Arad and Sony Pictures stepped in and revived it.
The would be Vogt-Roberts first major studio gig.