Jordon Vogt-Roberts, director of Kong: Skull Island, recently stated that he has turned in the script for a potential Metal Gear movie. In an interview with IGN, Vogt-Roberts proudly announced that the script was one of the best he had ever read. The iconic video game series is best known for its political tone, compelling storylines, and over-the-top characters. Vogt-Roberts stated that the script had been undergoing a rework since August of last year to suit the game’s tone to ensure that it is in line with what players have come to expect from the video game series.
Metal Gear’s scriptwriter Derek Connolly joined the team in November 2017. He has worked with Vogt-Roberts in the past penning the script for Kong: Skull Island. He’s also known for his work on Jurassic World.
The director has stated that he is willing to make a movie that is true to the source material, even if it means taking a financial hit on the project.
Speaking to IGN, Vogt-Roberts said:
“Let’s really think about whether we’re making the truest, most b*lls-to-the-wall Metal Gear version of this–the most Kojima version of this, and even if that means we make it for a little bit less money, let’s make the version of this that’s true to what it is, fully committed to what Kojima’s voice is.”
The popular Metal Gear franchise has been in the limelight for 31 years, but recreated itself with the release of Metal Gear Solid on PlayStation back in 1998. Since then it has been hailed as a triumph in cinematic gaming. The latest in the Metal Gear series, Metal Gear Survive, marked a departure from the series’ traditional format. It was also the first game produced without director Hideo Kojima.
This is far from the only Konami-based game adaptation, with the recent revelation that the Castlevania animation (season two) will be making its way to Netflix on October 26, 2018.