Kojima announced at the party for the 25th anniversary of Metal Gear that Hollywood would be producing a movie adaptation. Will it be faithful?
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Metal Gear, Hideo Kojima and Marvel Studios CEO Avi Arad took to the stage at the Metal Gear 25th anniversary party to announce that Marvel and Columbia Studios had a Metal Gear movie in the works.
This isn't the first time that a Metal Gear movie's been announced. Back in 2006, Hideo Kojima revealed that there was a Metal Gear Solid movie in the works. The adaptation never saw the light of day and the project was canned in 2010.
Hopefully, this time, the new Metal Gear movie will avoid development hell and manage to stay faithful to the original source material. The good news is, Arad was careful to mention that Marvel would stay true to Kojima's story: "We will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, and cautionary tales needed."
We'll only know whether or not Arad was telling the truth when the movie releases. Kojima, after all, did just give the rights to his baby to Hollywood.