A Metal Gear Solid movie from Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is in the works, but basically nothing is known about the cast or story at this stage. It’s still early days for the film, but now one big-name actor has come forward to say he wants to star in it.
Oscar Isaac, who is known for portraying the pilot Poe Dameron in the new Star Wars movies, told IGN that he wants to play Snake in the upcoming film. “I’m throwing my hat in for that one,” he said. Isaac also talked about why he thinks video game movies have struggled in the past.
“With the video game thing, I think the trick will be how do you replicate the feeling of what it feels like to play a video game. I think where it goes wrong often is with the plots,” he said.
The Metal Gear movie has been in the works for a long time. Vogt-Roberts teased the film’s script in 2018, saying it will blow your mind in a way that many things associated with series creator Hideo Kojima do. “We just turned in the script, and I think it’s one of the best scripts I’ve ever read,” he said. “It’s one of the coolest, weirdest, most Kojima things. If I wasn’t involved in it, I would still look at that script and [say], ‘Holy sh**.'”
Jurassic World and Star Wars: Episode IX writer Derek Connolly was announced (via Variety) as the writer for the Metal Gear movie in November 2017. He and Vogt-Roberts have a history together, as Connolly co-wrote Kong: Skull Island, which Vogt-Roberts directed.
The Metal Gear video game franchise celebrated its 31st anniversary in 2018. The latest entry in the series was the poorly received Metal Gear Survive. Kojima no longer works at Konami, but instead starting his own studio that’s working on Death Stranding now.