The upcoming adaptation of Sony’s Metal Gear Solid, which has been “in-development” longer than most of us would have liked has now found it’s lead actor in Oscar Isaac.
Isaac, according to sources has previously expressed interest in the role via an interview with IGN in 2019 is reported to have been cast in the role of Solid Snake in the much anticipated film from Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The movie will be based on the original PlayStation game of the same name first released in 1998 from Konami and the creator of the series, Hideo Kojima. No information has been given if Kojima will be involved in any way though the film is set to b produced by Avi Arad and written by Derek Connolly.
The first hints that the film adaptation was in the works came from Hideo Kojima himself all the way back in 2006 (14 years ago) announcing that there are talks of a Metal Gear Solid film with the occasional update on it over the last 14 years. Back in 2008, it was implied by Konami that the director might have been Paul Thomas Anderson though the claims never came to fruition. Jordan Vogt-Roberts was confirmed for his attachment to the adaptation back in 2017 and stated his intent to make the film R-Rated.
As for Isaac, he stated that the ideal video game adaptation he would work on would be he said “Metal Gear Solid, that’s the one,” he said enthusiastically. “I’m throwing my hat in for that one.” and it looks like his statements paid off.
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