We’ve been receiving more details on the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie that’s in the works over the past few weeks, and this past weekend we learned even more about what’s in store for the project.
Speaking to IGN at San Diego Comic-Con, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the director of the Metal Gear Solid movie, spoke more about the direction of the film and shared some details about the script. “All I can say is I’m so proud and excited. I think the way that we adapted it is the most Kojima-San way to adapt this thing, and the script is one of the coolest things I’ve ever read. Particularly the way in which we’re dealing with time periods and the scope of it is one of the things that I look at in the script and say ‘I’ve never seen that before,'” Vogt-Roberts stated.
He went on to say that they have not based the movie on any one specific game in the Metal Gear series stating, “We’re not exactly adapting something verbatim as ‘this game,’ but we’re also not just going to throw it out in a crazy Dark Tower way that it completely disregards why fans love the thing.”
Speaking about Kojima’s role in the project, Vogt-Roberts said that the famed game director has encouraged him to branch out and literally told him, “Do what I would do, betray your audience.” As far as his own plans for this adaption, Vogt-Roberts went on to say,“My goal really is to try and translate what the fans want and expect, and to really take the unwieldy, amazing, decades-spanning timeline and have a way to make part of that make sense as a film.” To potentially accomplish this task, Vogt-Roberts also said that they have abandoned the typical three-act structure mainly because he thinks people are bored with it.
As far as casting goes, Vogt-Roberts says that no choices have been made as of yet since they just recently turned in the script. Typically with film production, once the script is finalized and has been approved by the studio then the next phase will be that of casting. Assuming all goes well with the script, maybe we’ll start to hear some names attached to this project within the next year.