Sunday, September 20

Metal Gear Solid Movie is a go. Snake, is that you?

All those in favor of Hollywood producing a Metal Gear Solid feature film raise your hand? One quarter of you? I see. And I certainly understand; given its track record of cannibalising movie iteration of video games, your skepticism is well founded. So when news broke that a movie version of Metal Gear Solid was in the works, the gaming community had a lot to say. Some were in favor, most were not, and others, well others were cursing at Hollywood even before work on the film had begun. I feel the same way; it would be a total disaster if Hollywood were to tarnish Kojima's reputation of quality by delivering a half baked movie not worthy of Metal Gear status. I cringe at the thought.

And at the same time, I rest assured, knowing that Kojimasan is very particular with his work, and would accept nothing less than stellar, when it comes to the world wide phenomena that's Metal Gear Solid. In May 2006, Kojima announced that Metal Gear Solid the Movie was in development, being done in English, and that a contract had been negotiated with a party in Hollywood to produce the film. As youremgm reports, David Hayter, the voice actor for Solid Snake has submitted his take for the movie, but executives have passed on the script. Rumors have been hovering for a while, with all sorts of wild speculation of who will be the lead actor, who'll write the story, and the different actors and actresses involved. Personally, I don't really care, as long it does justice to the venerable MGS saga, then I'll be satisfied. How about you, do you think MGS should be handed over the Hollywood? Or should they keep their greasy hands off? Tell me.

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