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Metal Gear Solid Movie Announced at 25th Anniversary Party

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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.

 

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    master_chen , September 1, 2012 1:04 AM
    Oh god, please, not Uwe Boll, definitely NOT Christophe Gans, not Paul Anderson (FU*NK you, Paul! F*UNK YOU!), and not Michael Bay...
    James Cameron would be fine...I guess?

    SNAKES DON'T BELONG IN ALASKA.
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    master_chen , September 1, 2012 1:04 AM
    Oh god, please, not Uwe Boll, definitely NOT Christophe Gans, not Paul Anderson (FU*NK you, Paul! F*UNK YOU!), and not Michael Bay...
    James Cameron would be fine...I guess?

    SNAKES DON'T BELONG IN ALASKA.
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    Anonymous , September 1, 2012 1:16 AM
    You like to save often.
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    jossrik , September 1, 2012 1:22 AM
    I think it's too close to James Bond or maybe heaven forbid Austin Powers to gain any real traction. The story was good years ago, but I'm not sure how well it would resonate with todays movie going crowd, and if all they can count on in reminiscent gamers, well we all know they're the hardest fans to please. Do modern movie goers care about nuclear weapons any more? You always hear about them, but you seldom see them used, even tested.

    Then again, Marvel has a good track record lately with producing watchable movies. I'd still probably wait on the BD to come out.
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    master_chen , September 1, 2012 1:32 AM
    jossrikDo modern movie goers care about nuclear weapons any more?

    It's not about Nuclear Weapons, it's about SHALASHASKA, MITARU GIAH, I REMEMBER "THAT" PUNCH, WELCOME COSSACK, FOXDIE, MANO A MANO, HIDEO, SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKEEEEE, 6 BULLETS MORE THAN ENOUGH TO KILL ANYTHING THAT MOVES, WHY CAN'T I READ YOUR MIND, IT'S NOT OVER YET SNAKE, NICE ASS, WHOSE FOOTPRINTS ARE THESE, UGH MY STOMACH NOT AGAIN, MISTER PRESIDENT.
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    theconsolegamer , September 1, 2012 1:37 AM
    A Hind D?
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    master_chen , September 1, 2012 1:40 AM
    theconsolegamerA Hind D?

    Colonel, what's a Russian Gunship doing here?
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    tanjo , September 1, 2012 1:57 AM
    That's it, Snake. Hurt me more. Make me feel alive again.

    OT: Probably easier to make a CG film - has a high chance of releasing it, too.
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    bustapr , September 1, 2012 2:16 AM
    mgs3 has the best starting point, so i guess theyll start from there. i really hope they dont screw this one up. this is my favorite video game franchise of all time. Id very much like a MGS3 film.
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    Darkerson , September 1, 2012 2:29 AM
    Im sure Hollywood will find a way to fuck this up. they always do, in their "infinite wisdom"
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    master_chen , September 1, 2012 2:41 AM
    tanjoOT: Probably easier to make a CG film - has a high chance of releasing it, too.

    Remember the Alamo...oh, wait..I meant "Remember the BioHazard Degeneration"! Now THAT was one crappy CG movie indeed...
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    Anonymous , September 1, 2012 3:28 AM
    I have high hopes if Marvel Studios is making it. Hopefully Joss Whedon will be making it and it will be just as loud, dumb and retarded as Avengers.

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    master_chen , September 1, 2012 3:59 AM
    nigertitsloud, dumb and retarded


    !
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    briteball , September 1, 2012 4:05 AM
    I just hope the who ever is the main character hide in a box once:) 
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    wildwell , September 1, 2012 5:39 AM
    tanjoProbably easier to make a CG film - has a high chance of releasing it, too.

    and it would be in 3D.
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    master_chen , September 1, 2012 6:17 AM
    wildwelland it would be in 3D.

    Ewwwwwwwww
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    cmcghee358 , September 1, 2012 6:29 AM
    If it isn't starring David Hayter, GTFO.
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    master_chen , September 1, 2012 7:03 AM
    cmcghee358If it isn't starring David Hayter, GTFO.

    You DO know that David only starred in two movies, that being Guyver 2 and Drive (1997), in a couple of TV shows and had a brief cameo in X-Men (2000)? And he doesn't look like Snake at all.

    And yeah, I didn't take in account his anime localization voice-overs, because that's not the point.
    Point being is: David is an awesome voice-over actor, but he has absolutely no experience in real acting (LOL) and he doesn't look like Snake at all. Even Kurt Russell looks a lot more like the life-action Snake would've looked like, that's why Kojima used him as a prototype for the character to begin with.

    The only way for David to be in that movie, is in the case if they really will make it a CGI-picture, not the live-action (That also goes for Phil La Marr, by the way).
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    nitrium , September 1, 2012 7:06 AM
    You all know you want this to get the special touch that only Uwe Boll can deliver. And I'm hoping for Hayden Christensen (as Solid Snake) and Sarah Jessica Parker (as the love interest) to give it the AAA treatment this franchise deserves. If they can work Adam Sandler into this thing as Snakes's comedy sidekick, I'll be giddy with excitement!
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    alidan , September 1, 2012 7:23 AM
    master_chenOh god, please, not Uwe Boll, definitely NOT Christophe Gans, and not Michael Bay...James Cameron would be fine...I guess?SNAKES DON'T BELONG IN ALASKA.


    listen to some of the Uwe Boll interviews, i think the most recent one being episode 86 of radiodrome.
    he is very competent, but just get so much crap piled on every one of his movies, much of which has to do with how they are financed.

    with that said, i believe they got a good director, at least from what i read, they held off on the movie for so long because they wanted someone who could do it right.

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    chimera201 , September 1, 2012 7:30 AM
    why don't Kojima just make an 3D animated movie. He has all the resources and the team with exp to make it. The movie makers really can not live up to the gaming industry. Gaming industry is far ahead like 5yrs than Hollywood in general.
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