Hollywood adapting classic video games is at an all-time high, and it’s not stopping with the latest video game movie news. Deadline reports that Oscar Isaac (Star Wars sequel trilogy, Ex Machina) will star as Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid movie directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) and written by Derek Connolly (Star Wars: Episode XI – The Rise of Skywalker, Detective Pikachu).
Casting Isaac is a good sign the film is moving forward. Earlier this year on Garry Whitta’s Animal Talking show, Vogt-Roberts said the script was ready, and he needed the green light from the studio to actually make the film.
Regardless, we cannot expect anything within the next year or two. For one, COVID-19 has made it difficult to create any blockbuster film with a large cast and crew. Secondly, Isaac is one of the busiest working actors right now. The most notable production the 41-year-old actor has lined up is Moon Knight, the upcoming Marvel series based on the white-suited superhero.
Vogt-Roberts’ has a history as a gamer and plans to deliver that viewpoint with his Metal Gear Solid movie vision. During his interview with Whitta, he talks about his history with games by going over Pokemon, Journey, and of course, Metal Gear Solid.
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